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Route 66 -- Main Street of America

[ Original 32.75" x 22.5" - Multi-Media on Board ]

Covering over 2,400 miles, three time zones, and eight states, Route 66 connected Chicago to Los Angeles. Established in 1926, it was a road of dreams, transporting millions to the promise of riches in the West. It was a road of commerce, with motels, diners, gas stations, and neon to advertise it all. America's love affair with the highway started on the route that John Steinbeck dubbed the "mother road." Jack Kerouac wrote "get you kicks, on route 66" and the road gained an anthem. But Route 66 itself is a song of America that tells of where we have been and what remains of four past. If you exist the modern non-stop interstates, one can still experience the small now hidden towns where the highway became Main Street, and glimpse a bit of yesterday.

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