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Historic Route 66

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.
Route 66 was a major path of the migrants who went west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive even with the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.

Motel Downtowner Flagstaff, AZ Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ The Exhaust Tree Route 66
Route 66 Route 66 Route 66
Route 66 Williams, Az Twisters
Twisters Twisters Williams, Az
Williams, Az Williams, Az The Red Garter
Williams, Az Route 66 INN Seligman, Az
Rusty Bolt Get Your Kick's - On Route 66 The Rusty Bolt
Chopper Place Classic Chevy on Route 66 Best Hand Job in Town !
Seligman, Az Seligman, Az Seligman, Az
Seligman, Az Snow Cap Roadkill Cafe
Dinosaur Hackberry , Az Hackberry , Az
Hackberry , Az Hackberry General Store Greyhound Lines
Route 66 Hackberry , Az Kozy Corner Trailer Park
Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner Mr. D'z USA and Route 66
Kingman, AZ Outpost Saloon Kingman,Az
Hot Rod Cafe Steve's Auto Repair Harley-Davidson
Kingman,Az Needles, Ca Burger Hut
Goffs General Store Roadrunner's Retreat, Restaurant, Motel & Gas Service Station The Shoe Tree
Roy's Cafe / Gas / Motel Ludlow, CA Old Ludlow Cafe / Ludlow, CA
Light's Out In ... Ludlow, CA Desert Market / Daggett , CA
Barstow, Ca Route 66 Motel Route 66 Motel / Barstow
Route 66 Motel Do Drop Inn The Bottle Tree Ranch
The Bottle Tree Ranch Bottle Tree Ranch The Bottle Tree Ranch
Texaco on Route 66 Classic McDonald Classic Denny's
Legends Classic Legends Diner    Glendora, Ca Glendora, Ca