Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Gary Hunter, Director of Ohio Route 6 Association, Touts "Historic Highway"

Downtown Cleveland OH

News of US Route 6 is gathering steam in many of the 14 States through which the 3,204 mile road passes (formerly 3, 652). Here's the latest from Ohio:

From Ohio's Fremont News Messenger:

"Gary Hunter, executive director of the nonprofit Ohio U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, spoke to a group of 30 people Monday at Birchard Library about the road and efforts made by his group to publicize U.S. 6 and the communities connected by the highway." 

Read the rest of the article by Daniel Carson HERE

Museum of Carousel Art and History, Sandusky OH

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bill advances to restore U.S. 6 as Grand Army of the Republic Highway

US Route 6 was deemed "Grand Army of the Republic Highway" in 1953. Forgotten for so long, there seems to be new interest in its designation, as reported in THIS Desert News Utah article. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Goat Trail (Route 6) Along the Hudson River in NY Closed for Repairs this Week

FYI From the Local Patch to All Route 6 Travelers

The Goat Trail, also known as Bear Mountain Bridge Road, which is also both US Route 6 and State Route 202, will be closed Tuesday through Thursday. Crews will be performing maintenance on the narrow, twisting road between Route 9D (at the Bear Mountain Bridge) and Route 9 (Annsville Circle).

The work is scheduled to be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily July 18 - 20, 2017. 
Follow the posted detour, but expect delays and plan accordingly.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Ashland NE in Numismatic (Money) News

This is what happens when a currency expert and historian, with a penchant for antique bank buildings, finds an awesome one - in an unlikely place. In this case - Ashland, Nebraska, on US Route 6. Read the complete article HERE.

Classic Ashland bank survives
By Mark Hotz
June 30, 2017

For this month’s article, I perused my file of vintage photos of national banks for one that was both appealing and still standing. More often that not, an attractive national bank that existed in 1920 no longer stands in its small town. I was rewarded when I looked at Ashland, Neb., a town we will visit this month.

Ashland is a small city in Saunders County, smack-dab in the center of the eastern part of the state. Saunders County was established by an 1856 act of the Nebraska Territorial Legislature and later organized in 1866; its boundaries were redefined in 1858.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Route 6 Tap House: Well-Reviewed "Watering Hole" on NY's Route 6, Mahopac

The Route 6 Tap House in Mahopac NY

It's rare for a restaurant directly on US Route 6 to be celebrated. But Westchester (NY) Magazine calls the Route 6 Tap House, Mahopac NY, a "Beer Bar worth crossing the county for." Read the rest of the review HERE.  Happy Travels!

Monday, July 25, 2016

The "Wolf Man" of US Route 6

State historical marker dedicated to ‘Wolf Man of Kane’ McCleery

KANE — “Welcome to another almost perfect day on Gen. Kane's Summit, Pennsylvania.”
With those words, Dennis Driscoll of the Kane Historic Preservation Society summed up a glorious Saturday where people gathered from around the area in front of the old arch entrance to Dr. Edward McCleery's Wolf Farm along U.S. Route 6 in Hamlin Township to honor the man who saved the lobo wolf from extinction.
The state historical marker honoring McCleery, which was recently erected in front of the site located at 7840 U.S. Route 6, was dedicated on Saturday.
Read the complete article from the Bradford Era Newspaper (PA) HERE. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boat Left on Shoulder of Route 6 in Wareham MA (From Boston Globe)

Officials looking for driver who allegedly left boat on side of the road

The search is on for the owner of this boat.
The search is on for the owner of this boat.
Land, ho! ... Or should that be, Whoa, land?
Officials in Wareham and Mattapoisett are on the hunt for the “disrespectful litterbugs” who allegedly abandoned a large motorboat on the side of the road this week.
The Wareham Harbormaster Department said in a Facebook post that at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday they observed a vehicle towing a boat along Route 6, heading into Marion from Wareham.
“A little out of the ordinary for this [time of] year but, hey, it happens,” the department wrote.
The harbormaster was not immediately available for additional comment.
Later Wednesday evening, the harbormaster department said, the Mattapoisett police received a tip that a boat had been left sitting on its side in a snowy embankment along the same stretch of road, miles away.
The department said the boat spotted in Mattapoisett “just so happens to match the one that we observed being towed.”
The two towns are roughly 16 miles apart, but accessible from Route 6.
Now, both departments are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle that left the boat washed up on shore. Details about the car in question were shared online.
“The track is still fresh and hunt is still on,” the harbormaster department wrote in a follow-up post on Facebook Thursday morning. “Now, let’s find the vehicle that was towing the boat!”
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