May 4, 2020 | By Julia Jones
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There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.
July 13, 2018 | By Julia Jones
The trust, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., recently named the route a “national treasure,” a title given to places that are integral to the nation’s history. Including the entirety of Route 66 on the list is meant to feature all the vintage hotels, neon signs, gas stations, and other businesses along the route, as well as its infrastructure.
December 15, 2015 | By Scott Jarrett
How can one explain the neon magnetism of Route 66? Before this summer, I could quote a few lines of the famous 1946 Bobby Troup lyric, but if pressed, I had trouble pinpointing on a map precisely where you could “get your kicks.”