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Oklahoma officials to highlight Route 66 in tourism push


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Route 66 will be the focus of promotions in Oklahoma as officials work to boost the state's tourism industry, officials said.

Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell toured the historic highway Tuesday, The Tulsa World reported. The state's new administration hopes to increase tourism by promoting Oklahoma's scenic beauty and international interest in the Mother Road, he said.

"We're going to own it. We're going all in," Pinnell said. "And we're going to make a lot of money on it."

Tourism has potential for growth as the state's third largest industry, behind oil and gas, and aerospace,...

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