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Route 66 advocate has passed away

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Springfield IL – A long time historian and advocate for preserving Route 66 passed away this week in Springfield.

 

Carl Johnson was a major contributor to mapping Route 66, and getting it named an historic scenic byway. Johnson was also a US Army Veteran.

 

Johnson will be laid to rest Monday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in northern Illinois.

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