Date(s) - 02/25/2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fair Oaks & Mission Street
Categories No Categories
The City to Reclaim Road History
The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with the California Historic Route 66 Association (CHR66A), will paint the first Route 66 road emblem onto Fair Oaks adjacent to the Fair Oaks Pharmacy Saturday, February 25, accompanied by Brad Colerick’s soon to be released rendition of “Get Your Kicks on Rouse 66”. The event commemorates the 90th Anniversary year of U.S. Highway 66. Fair Oaks Avenue was part of the two different alignments of the iconic highway that traversed our city from 1926 to 1982.
A brief ceremony to dedicate the new road emblem is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am at the corner of Fair Oaks Ave. and Mission St. Several California and community champions of local heritage, including Mayor Michael Cacciotti, State Senator Anthony Portantino, and State Assemblymember Chris Holden will help dedicate the historic restoration. Two more emblems will soon be painted on the pavement adjacent to Comerica Bank and Rialto Theatre.
Brad Colerick and fellow musicians will also be on hand to review his new album entitled “Nine-Ten-Thirty” (91030, which we all know as the South Pasadena’s postal code.
CHR66A will offer memberships and exhibit historical information about America’s historic “main street.” The public is invited to participate, learn about Route 66 heritage and be a part of its history.
- All new individual members will receive a free Route 66 hat
- New business members will get appropriate signage to attract heritage tourists
- Router 66 hats, maps and books will also be available for sale.