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Santa Ana Orange County Register (Newspaper) - April 29, 1992, Santa Ana, California
E6 the Orange county Register wednesday april 29, 1992 Kathryn Cave the Orange county Register John Stiles leads his team of six Burros two wagons and a Goat on travels across the 66 from 1 66 Sites. If tile wigwam look has t changed much in the last half Century neither have the prices. A double bed wigwam runs $30 a night. Pay in Advance. Although route 66 is passable in spots up to Holbrook a guide welcoming motorists to Arizona suggests staying on the interstate. A qut quot of Holbrook it s easier to through towns by Way of the a interstate business Loop. Past to it amp phi gift Willow and. Quot Don t for quot the next Stop is the p meter quot this planet s in Oss penetrating natural attract tion.? a Hole quot a Fla feh of is the real payoff. Ari quot Zona residents were some of the in first to revive route 66 a mostly out 6f necessity when Small towns were bypassed by interstate 40 in a the City Council a voted this year to replace Santa be i ,4yenue with route 66. A i the idea pleases Martin Zanzuri Chi owner of the museum club a route 66 Road House. It s not a Road House in the Dank tavern connote a tion. The museum club is too grand. For that. It is a former taxidermy shop built in 1915 from rough Hen logs. In 1936, it became a tavern but remained named for the dead animal museum Dean Eldredge had built. Three Large Trees that support the roof break up the dance floor. Zan Zucchi bought the club in 1978. He led the charge to change the name of Santa be Avenue to route 66. Local resident . Guthrie is behind the bar. It s not even noon so Zanzucchi is offering Coffee. Both Guthrie and Zanzucchi have heard the Buzz about route 66. Quot the world is looking for route 66. And it s coming Back quot Guthrie said. Although my guide recommends the interstate Zanzucchi suggests following route 66 from Flagstaff to Williams. The Road twists and bends. I m lost. At Parks general store Starr Laphere draws intricate directions on a Long piece of tape from the Cash Register ushering me into the tall evergreens that Frame the interstate. It s a Road and yet it s perfectly still. Perfectly quiet. Then it s dirt. After that it s mud with standing water. Reluctantly i find another route to Williams and follow the noisy interstate through to Seligman and the Snow Caps drive in an ice Cream stand run by Juan Delgadillo. It is plastered with route 66 Memorabilia. Quot we went Down almost to the Bottom quot Delgadillo said about the first Days that interstate 40 bypassed tiny Seligman. Quot my brother Angel decided he would do Delgadillo did Many things. He organized the historic route 66 association of Arizona. And while he continued to clip hair in his tiny storefront Barbershop. Angel Delgadillo persuaded the state to put up route 66 signs marking the Way. Quot there were 9,000 autos using the Highway every 24 hours quot Delgadillo said about route 66 before Seligman was bypassed sept. 22, 1978. The steady Stream became a dribble when route 66 was decommissioned As a Federal Highway in 1984. Quot by then i was angry quot the slight Barber said. If Delgadillo s speech sounds rehearsed it is. He s Given it to four German film Crews can Tom Brokaw on Abc Charles Kuralt on lbs two television Crews from England and television Crews from France Italy Wales and Belgium. He s featured in seven Magazine stories on route 66. His Patter seems to be drawing in tourists. Hotels were sold out two months before the annual fun run weekend sponsored by the historic route 66 association. In 1988, Arizona became the first route 66 association in the nation. It has 800 members and 35 International members said Lynda Moore who is treasurer and office manager for the association. Quot there s a lot of passion for route 66," Moore said from her offices on Andy Devine Boulevard. That morning Moore met a 66-year-old Man bicycling from California to Chicago on route 66. The bicyclist had just passed the most bizarre stretch of his journey. Trust us on Santa be we be gotten Calls faxes even a visit from readers who Don t believe Santa be no is on route 66. It s not a anymore. But it used to be. According to two sources a one that uses 1930s maps from the automobile club of Southern California a Santa be was on the pre-1937 alignment of route 66. By 1937, travellers could bypass Santa be and head straight for Albuquerque. The last 160 Miles from Arizona to the California Border is nearly a straight shot through the desert with one exception route 66 crosses the Black mountains. I have no notes on this part of the journey. I do have a Blister from gripping the steering wheel. One minute i m in the Flat As a Pancake desert and the next i m on a Mountainside seemingly rap Pelling by Way of a Chevrolet Lumina. Suddenly i want the Comfort of the Santa Ana is freeway at Rush hour. Route 66 winds Down to at Man its buildings looking like they re out of West. A Lone Arizona patrol officer offers me the directions i request because of course i m lost. Until this Point. Route 66 was studded with signs. Now at a Fork in the Road in the desert there Are no signs. The officer says to take the Good Road. He fails to say which of the two that is. The Road turns to gravel then to dirt. This is the Good Road. California the California historic route 66 association headed by Orange resident Dan Harlow is the newest of the eight state associations trying to preserve route 66. Signs Are posted although in sometimes awkward spots. I stopped at the first Neon vacancy sign a the Palms Motel in Needles. Eight rooms. No Cable. Cash in Advance. Mar jut Paakkanen took on the Motel two years ago filling in for her parents who ran it for two decades. A Man uses the Telephone in the tiny Motel office while Paakkanen chips paint from windows in Back. There Are no big Fluffy towels at the Palms. The television gets Only one station. But there is a feeling of being in someone s Home like a no frills bed and breakfast. Paakkanen admits running the Motel is hard work talking As she repairs a window. Her old Job at Nieman Marcus and her life in los Angeles seem Light years away. I leave with the first Blitsh of Sunrise the Best time to meet the desert. At gaffs general store three men meet for Coffee. They recommend visiting Goffs school House one of a Trio of projects from the friends of the Mojave Road. Just outside Goffs school House John Stiles was leading his team of a half do pri Burros two wagons and a Goat he looked asic he were from another time. Stiles stopped to talk but his Burros had other ideas. Stiles continued iii slow walk across the desert i the desert blisters Halfway to the Ocean. One sign i m a Back in California the 88-cent- a gallon Gas is gone. I pay $1.44 a gallon for Gas in Ludlow. I m flying now because i m close to Home. The City of Oro Grande is boarded up. The outpost wedding Chapel offers immediate marriages. A woman is walking backward with a dog on a Road near san Bernardino. In Fontana i get lost. I find my Way to foothill Boulevard but Road work detours me in Monrovia. The Detour twists through old town Monrovia but it s Friday afternoon and even old town bustles. I wave my Way through Pasadena route 66 follows much of the tournament of roses Parade path. In the meantime i get lost. I pick up route 66 again on Santa Monica Boulevard. This morning i was in the desert now i twist through Beverly Hills. Past Century City to the Belle vue restaurant. Then the Ocean. It was Friday. I head out on the Santa Ana 1-5 freeway in bumper to bumper afternoon traffic. My journey has come to a slow crawl. I m Home. For More information on the California historic route 66 association Call the association office at 593-4046. People watch bidders seek to underwrite Charity event by Elizabeth Magers special to the Register seventy potential donors gathered thursday at Deeann and Ai Baldwin s spectacular Seaside Home in Laguna Beach. Their Mission to outbid one another for the Chance to underwrite High priority s sixth annual celebrity Golf and Tennis classic. Proceeds from the june 28-29 classic will help fund breast cancer research at the am cancer research Center in Denver. Money also goes to Community outreach services. Quot Deeann is a member of High priority quot underwriting chairwoman Carol Wilken said. Quot she also has a very Good Friend who is fighting a severe Battle with breast underwriting costs were broken into categories and minimum bids. Guests then bid on the Chance to underwrite everything from invitations and cocktail parties to tee prizes and photography. The creative technique yielded $35,000. The breathtaking Interior of the Home windows opening to a panoramic View of the Pacific Marble statues flowing fountains fully grown Palm Trees a promoted spirited bidding. Buffet tables overflowed with hours d oeuvres salads Paella Valenciana of clams country sausage and Chicken mixed with Saffron Rice. Desserts included Lemon jewels drizzled with chocolate Pecan squares and Almond bars with amaretto dipped in chocolate. Guests met High priority founder and breast cancer survivor Wanda Cobb. Cobb attended with her husband or. Tycobb. Her moving personal Story inspired. She also talked about High priority s newest project pre surgical Kelly a. Swift for the Orange county Register Deanna Rankin left Betty Anne Kreutziger Center and Linda Mcintosh enjoyed the Buffet at the Home of al and Deann Baldwin. Betty Belden Palmer left and ledge and Ginny Hale were on hand for bidding to underwrite the celebrity Golf and Tennis classic. Partners a Volunteer group of breast cancer survivors dedicated to providing encouragement to others facing breast cancer surgery. Quot we began this event because of Wanda. We All rallied around her quot said Olivia Johnson president of the Orange county Board of directors for High priority. Quot we Are a positive the celebrity Golf and Tennis classic weekend will begin with a cocktail preview party hosted by Anna and Tom Johnston. There will be lots of Friendly Competition on the Tennis courts and the Golf course a the links at Monarch Beach. A poolside awards dinner at the Ritz Carl ton Laguna Niguel will Cap the weekend. Quot we Hope to raise $75,000," said classic chairwoman Debbie Exley whose Devotion to High priority stems from her Mother s death from breast cancer. Some celebrities who will be swinging their Golf clubs include former baseball player Jeff Burroughs knbc/4 Weatherman Christopher Nance and Paul Johnson former California Angel Bobby Grich and Lyie Waggner from quot the Carol Burnett quot and of course Well have some rams football players quot Exley said. Others attending the underwriters party were Ginny Ueberroth Karen Betson Ginny Hale and Connie Murphy. Al and Deann Baldwin left High priority president Olivia Johnson and Tom Stephenson visit. Have someone else pay the new tax on newspapers for you. Prepay your Orange county Register subscription for a term of 3,6,9 or 12 months and the Register will pay the tax for the same period Send Coupon to t h rangers county Box 11942 Santa Ana Ca 92711 or Call 953-7744 and prepay by phone using your master card or visa Lfl-d91b Orano 0 u n t y quot a. Relief Coupon name address City. 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