Well, it looks as though we have two winners (Mike Ward and Lindsey Reich). Both contestants submitted the correct answers within a minute of each other (answers are posted in the comment section for the contest posting).
To say the very least I am quite surprised by the number of correct answers submitted. I am not sure if this is indicative of the power of a Google search or that readers of this blog are real students of Route 66 history. In either case, I would like to thank everyone who played. 
Apparently I am going to have to scour the archives before kicking off another contest if a real challenge is going to be presented to readers. What Route 66 community was the site of a hanging that warranted a presidential reprimand? That might be a good start. 
This might be a good time for informing you that I have a hum dinger of a contest in the planning stages for 2013. This one will require a little Route 66 knowledge, as well as at least one Route 66 adventure. 
As a teaser, it will require a copy of The Route 66 Encyclopedia and about thirty stops at various locations along Route 66. As they say, stay tuned for details. 

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Jim Hinckley's America is a grand adventure on the back roads and two lane highways. It is an odyssey seasoned with fascinating people, and memory making discoveries. As made evident by the publication of fourteen books on subjects as diverse as diverse as Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, Travel Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia, I enjoy sharing adventures and helping people plan for their own memory making journeys.

Thank you, shared adventures are the best adventures.

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