The RIVER TO RIVER: IOWA'S FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY 6 premiere date is set! A few weeks later than originally hoped for but mark your calendars for Thursday evening, July 9th, 2015 to celebrate with us at the Putnam Giant Screen! You'll know you are at the right place by the classic cars in the lot! Pre-order your DVD at http://docublogger.typepad.com/highway6/reserve-your-copy-of-the-river-t... and save $$!
At the age of 15, Aprylle Gilbert figuratively ran away from the East Coast. On May 11, she will literally run back.
Gilbert, 45 and a mother of two, will take off from Santa Cruz, running down to Long Beach where she will follow historic Route 6 to Provincetown, Mass.
The run will take just about three months to accomplish, covering 3,652 miles across 14 states.
And she’s doing all of this to raise money for disadvantaged children in San Jose.
Among the nation’s highways, U.S. Route 66 has become synonymous with Americana, its story captured in songs and television shows as well as marketing campaigns to attract international tourists.
U.S. 6, which rolls through Des Moines, never has enjoyed such recognition. But supporters say that Route 6 has “half the digits and twice the kicks” of its cult-status counterpart.
The Putnam Giant Screen will host the June premiere of RIVER TO RIVER: IOWA'S FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY 6 and kick off a screening tour of the film in numerous towns along Historic Route 6 from Davenport to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Visit www.Highway6Movie.com often to get the latest updates!
DES MOINES, Iowa – If you’re a classic car lover, there’s still time to take part in a road trip across Iowa on Highway 6.
The drive isn’t until October, but the Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is trying to get the word out now. The goal of the three-day “River to River Retro Road Trip” is to raise awareness of the history of Route 6, and to support small mom-and-pop shops along the way.