In January 2012, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Route 66 IECA (Inland Empire California), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established. The primary purpose of the organization is to promote the preservation of historically significant landmarks, to promote international tourism and to promote businesses along Route 66. We have come to realize Route 66 holds a special place in the American consciousness.
The Story of Route 66 is our story. It embodies what makes us a great nation. Our love affair with the automobile, together with the people who have traveled, and will continue to travel, the “Mother Road” is uniquely ours. Route 66 IECA is working to preserve this history, specifically in the Inland Empire.
Our current project is saving, restoring, and bringing back to community use a structure that starting serving the Rancho Cucamonga area in the early part of the 20th Century, the Cucamonga Service Station.