California U.S. Route 6 Tourist
A Division of the National U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association,
a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity".
Things to do!
2017 Event Calendar | Lancaster, CA | Destination Lancaster
Things to Do - Los Angeles County
KTLA reporter Mark Mester stands next to Vasquez Canyon Road,
which continued to buckle on Nov. 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
Vasquez Canyon Road is popular with cyclists, and provides
additional access for drivers living in northern Santa Clarita areas
-- such as Saugus -- and connects Bouquet Canyon Road to the 14
Freeway and Sierra Highway. Traffic was expected to be impacted in
the area, including both Bouquet and the Sierra Highway.
The Sierra Highway is a portion of the
Historic U.S. Route 6 alignment.
Landslide Buckles Vasquez Canyon Road; 2-Mile Stretch Closed
Indefinitely | KTLA
Owens Valley, California History
by Ray DeLea
(The Historic U.S. Route 6 alignment runs the full length of Owens
U.S. Route 6 Charity Run
2015 Activity Updates
Donate - Coast to Coast for Kids
Join the Route 6 Team!
Membership Application - pdf
New memberships will include the balance of this year and all of 2016
(May 21, 2015)
Aprylle standing in front of sign in Bishop, CA
Only 3,205 miles to go!
Above - Antelope Valley Press 05-16-2015
"Oasis in the Mojave"
While from these two pictures it may appear our little town has not
changed significantly, appearances can be deceiving. The above
street scenes depict a portion of the old "main drag", Sierra
Highway (part of old US Route 6). Rosamond today is growing
primarily east-west along Rosamond Boulevard, which is barely
visible as a street intersection in the background of the two
photos. The population of "greater Rosamond" in the 1950s was only a
few hundred souls; today it is around 18,000.
County of Los Angeles
The County of Los Angeles is a founding member of the California
U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association. As a member it includes all
divisions and departments within.
Below are only a few of many.
Thank you for your on-going support.
Feel free to contact us regarding special events that you would like
to have posted on our web site and facebook page.
County Department of Public Works
of Los Angeles Fire Department
County Sheriff's Dept.
Above: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. 1925
Below: Los Angeles county Sheriff Deputy posing between two Buick
Squad Cars - 1932
(Appears that the car on the left is a 1931 Buick Phaeton, and the
one on the right is either a 1931 or 1932 Buick Four Door Sedan.)
Angeles County Sheriff's Museum
Enjoy Santa Clarita with family and friends!
In Santa Clarita the Historic U.S. 6 alignment is
known as the Sierra Highway.
It is the goal of our Association to acknowledge those
volunteer organizations that are serving their Route 6 community
in a positive way. L.A. Green Grounds in the South-Central Los
Angeles area is an excellent example of people helping people.
The historic alignment is currently known as Figueroa Street
which runs through the heart of South-Central Los Angeles. We
are definitely impressed with what your organization is doing.
Meet Ron Finley
Harmony Project - Los Angeles, CA
We welcome the County of Los Angeles as an active member of the Route 6 Team.
Appears that Tootsie, the official mascot for the
California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, received a lot of
attention during her recent visit to Ridgecrest. Tootsie has
become a real celebrity. Our four-legged friend is definitely Route 6 to
the core. She plans someday to write children stories; “A Dog’s Life
Along the 6”, The Adventures of Tootsie and Friends.
To learn more about the Association email
invite all cities, small towns, rural communities, chambers and
businesses located along the Grand Old Highway to join us in the
economic development, cultural preservation and educational programs as
described in our Mission Statement.
Senior high school and
college students play a major role in our development and activities.
Most interns receive class credits for the time they spend with us.
Parents are also welcome.
The present goal of the
California Association is to identify the historic portion of U.S. 6
between Bishop and Long Beach. Currently U.S. 6 signs end in Bishop,
historically they ended in Long Beach.
We believe this project
will help all the communities located along the 3,652 miles of the Grand
Old Highway by preserving the coast-to-coast integrity of the original
Our programs are serious. Our
activities are intended to be fun and family oriented. Looking forward
to hearing from you.
Posting Feb. 21, 2017
Update: Feb. 24, 2017
Update: Feb. 24, 2017
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Let Us Always Remember
Family of Slain Lancaster Sergeant Thanks Supporters in Public Statement | KTLA
Sgt. Steve Owen is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County
What's Happening in Carson, CA
City of Carson
From Landfill to Land of Opportunity - YouTube
Fred M. Hann at the year-round U.S. Route 6 display located
at the Antelope
Valley Fairgrounds - Lancaster, CA