The route 66 follows and old path
Cyrus Avery, highway commissioner of Tulsa Oklahoma leads an effort to link Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California
With that designation came its acknowledgment as one of the nation’s principal east-west arteries. By the end of the year only 800 miles of Route 66 were paved.
For dominance in the shipping market
Route 66 was the scene of a mass westward migration, more than 200,000 people traveled from the poverty-stricken Dust Bowl to California.
John Steinbeck immortalized the highway, which he called the “Mother Road,” in his classic novel
the building of highways made older roads increasingly obsolete
These highways bypassed nearly all sections of Route 66.
Highway 66 completely succumbed to the interstate system when the final section of the original road was bypassed by Interstate 40 at Williams, Arizona.
After the votes of AASH and TO for removing all the highway signs