Great Drives – US Route 66

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Great Drives – US Route 66

US Route 66

Great Drives – US Route 66 is one of the worlds great touring highways, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was a one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Established on November 11, 1926—with road signs erected the following year.  The highway, has become one of the most famous roads in America, It runs from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km)  It is recognised in popular culture by both a hit song and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.

US Route 66 has many quirky roadside attractions and iconic symbols of a gone-bye American era of automotive travel.  A lot of the towns have gone into decay as they were bypassed by more modern interstate freeways, but the romance lives on. Route66 trip site

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