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Rand McNally Gets Lost on Route 66
March 28, 2012
1:25 am
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(This information has already been posted on Driving Route 66's companion Facebook page):

Rand Mc Nally's upcoming 2013 Road Atlas will continue to show a 60-mile error on Route 66 in some copies.  This extends across parts of Oklahoma and Missouri--deleting Kansas entirely.  The company confirms some 2013 copies were printed before a "running change" correction was made.

The Rand McNally Road Atlas is the nation's best-seller.  The mistake currently appears on Missouri (MO) maps in four versions of the 2012 Road Atlas.  The 2013 edition will go on sale April 30, 2012.

Westbound travelers in MO are probably most affected.  Rand McNally would have them get off the Mother Road in Carthage MO and back on just before Afton OK--missing Joplin MO, Galena and Baxter Springs KS, Commerce and Miami OK. 

2013 Rand McNally Road Atlases, some with the mistake, will remain on sale for a year until the 2014 editions come out.

Complete information including the MO map segment, and a comparison to the correct route, are in the Blog of my website:

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