During the 40's and 60's you could travel the Route "66"
By Car or The Rails by The Santa Fe Super Chief
U. S. Highway "Route" 66 was commissioned in 1926, the
year U. S. numbered highways came into existence. It
consisted of a 'collection" of two-lane concrete or
asphalt paved roads extending from Chicago to Santa
Monica, running through the states of Illinois,
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona,
and California. Route 66 is considered the "Mother Road"
of American highways. The old "Main Street of America"
was deactivated in 1984 and the U. S. 66 highway shields
taken down, after being replaced by the modern
interstate highway system.
U.S. Route 66 (also known as the Will Rogers Highway
after the humorist, and colloquially known as the "Main
Street of America" or the "Mother Road") was a highway
in the U.S. Highway System. One of the original U.S.
highways, Route 66, US Highway 66, was established on
November 11, 1926. However, road signs did not go up
until the following year.The famous highway originally
ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas,
Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California,
before ending at Los Angeles, encompassing a total of
2,448 miles (3,940 km). It was recognized in popular
culture by both a hit song (written by Bobby Troup and
performed by the Nat King Cole Trio and The Rolling
Stones, among others) and the Route 66 television show
in the 1960s. More recently, the 2006 Disney/Pixar film
Cars featured U.S. 66.
Welcome to my website
of Route "66".
Click on the tag above
and enjoy Your Ride.