Shelby Jellum-English 11
What is it?
Route 66 was the first U.S highway established November 11, 1926, running from Chicago through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and ending in Santa Monica. It was also known as ' Will Rogers Highway, 'Mainstreetof america, or the 'Mother Road'. It was 2,451 miles long.
Why is it famous?
Route 66 is famous because it served as a major path for those who migrated west during the dust bowl and it also supported the economics of the communities where it passed through. It lined with cafes, motels, gas stations, tourist attractions
Route 66 is recognized in popular culture by the hit song ''Get your Kicks on''route 66 and the TV show- Route 66.
On june 27, 1985 it was officially removed from the United States highway system. Portions of the road is still drivable and thats why they call it ''Historical Route 66.