Gladys Cutberth earned the title of “Mrs. Route 66” because the National Route 66 Association had its headquarters in her basement in Clinton, Oklahoma for almost 25 years.  Jack Cutberth, Gladys’ husband and “ Mr. Route 66”, was the secretary for both the Oklahoma and National Route 66 Associations for decades and he was their only salaried employee.  According to Gladys, she and Jack traveled the road so frequently during this time period that they wore out one car a year!  After Jack passed away and when she was well into her 90s, Gladys continued to answer all of the mail that came into their home office.