Tuesday 31 August 2010

Route 66

Route 66 no longer exists, I'm told.  Once it stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles but after much improvement and re-routing, it was removed from the US highway system in 1985.
Because of its popularity and historic significance, it has started re-appearing on maps as Historic Route 66 or State Route 66 in some states.  The card implies these would be Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.  Wikipedia goes for Illinois, Missouri, Arizona and New Mexico, so at least there is a 50% agreement.  I know it goes through Gallup in New Mexico.

My thanks to Ria for this card.

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  1. I love this card! I made a Rt. 66 card for an art challenge quite a while back.

    Some day my husband and I would like to drive the remaining sections of highway. It's become quite a popular destination again, for those who want to get off the 'beaten path' and follow a piece of history.

  2. My dream is to at least drive a part of Route 66. And to walk a part of St James' Walk which ends in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Your card has me daydreaming now.


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