Welcome to U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association

Julie C. Lombard, Executive Director (Interim)
CA U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assn.
1243 N. Sierra Bonita Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Route 6 Tour
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Julie C. Lombard, Owner
JCLProductionarts

SPECIAL OFFER!
With a two year  membership you will receive a signed copy of the above Children's Book by Julie Lombard.


Los Angeles County-Arts & Recreation-Events Calendar
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Northrop Grumman Corp.


Americas Best Value Inn | Lancaster, CA

Inn of Lancaster is now America's Best Value Inn

Inn of Lancaster is now America's Best Value Inn



Lancaster Body and Frame


Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert

NOT-FOR-PROFITS
"Public Charities"


Food Pantry 
The Salvation Army

 

California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
A Division of the National U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association,
a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity".

A Happening!

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days!

Los Angeles County Air Show  
Lancaster, CA

Things to do!

2017



2017 Event Calendar | Lancaster, CA | Destination Lancaster

Destination Lancaster, CA



Things to Do - Los Angeles County

Heads Up!!

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

 

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Owens Valley, California History
by Ray DeLea
(The Historic U.S. Route 6 alignment runs the full length of Owens Valley.)

Special Notice!

U.S. Route 6 Charity Run 
2015 Activity Updates

Donate - Coast to Coast for Kids
 and
Join the Route 6 Team!
Membership Application - pdf
 

New memberships will include the balance of this year and all of 2016


 Aprylle standing in front of sign in Bishop, CA
 
(May 21, 2015)
Only 3,205 miles to go!



Above - Antelope Valley Press 05-16-2015

A special "Thank You" to the City of Lancaster and the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites for their generous (friendly) hospitality. 05-14-2015

Rosamond, California
"Oasis in the Mojave"



 Then and Now
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.

Rosamond, CA

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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.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

County of Los Angeles Fire Department

County of Los Angeles Fire Department

County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.

Los Angeles 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.)

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Museum

 

HAPPENINGS!

 

 

 

Enjoy Santa Clarita with family and friends!
In Santa Clarita the Historic U.S. 6 alignment is known as the Sierra Highway.

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HONORABLE MENTION
 
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


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We welcome the County of Los Angeles as an active member of the Route 6 Team.


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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 Dogs Life Along the 6, The Adventures of Tootsie and Friends.

To learn more about the Association email California@route6tour.com


Julie Lombard, Interim Executive Director for the state of CaliforniaWe 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 alignment.

Our programs are serious. Our activities are intended to be fun and family oriented.  Looking forward to hearing from you.
 

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 Sheriff's Dept.

Sgt. Steve Owen is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.
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What's Happening in Carson, CA
City of Carson



From Landfill to Land of Opportunity - YouTube

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In Memory of Fred M. Hann Co-founder and past Executive Director.
Fred M. Hann
Jan. 29, 1938 - June 10, 2014
 
Stay on Route 6: Fred Hahn, Champion of US Route 6, Passed Away Today, June 10

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Fred M. Hann at the year-round U.S. Route 6 display located at the  Antelope Valley Fairgrounds - Lancaster, CA  (Summer 2012)

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Not-for-profits
Rosamond, CA

 
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