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U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
2625 Shadow Ct. 
Fort Collins, CO 80525-2434
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Welcome to the Colorado U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
"The Land of Adventure"

Kenneth Oltjenburns, Executive Director
Kenneth Oltjenburns, Executive Director

I grew up on a wheat farm near Highway 6 in eastern Colorado. After attending Holyoke High School and getting a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University, I worked in manufacturing design for a number of years. When my father retired in 1986, I returned to Holyoke to operate my family’s farm. This farm has been in the family since 1917 when my great grandfather purchased the land, including the farmstead where I grew up. Having an interest in the history of the area, I served as president of the Phillips County Historical Society for four years.

When Joe Hurley walked through Holyoke in 2004, I became interested in working to preserve our rich heritage along Route 6. Working with Mary Tomky and others, we established the Colorado U.S. Route 6 Heritage Corporation to set up a visitor center in Holyoke.

We work closely with the people in Arapahoe, Nebraska to link our efforts to promote heritage tourism. We look forward to placing Historic Route 6 signs and increasing awareness all across Colorado. Looking forward to having you join in this effort.

Kenneth Oltjenbruns


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A Must Visit When Traveling the "6"!

Keensburg, Colorado

"America's Premier Sanctuary"

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The Town of Hillrose, Colorado

The arrival of Joe Hurley in Colorado Summer of 2004

It your are interested in being an active member or would like information about the Association contact Ken Oltjenbruns at Colorado@route6tour.comColorado@Route6tour.com



The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) Corporation
dedicated to the economic development and cultural preservation of inner cities, small towns and rural communities
located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway.

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