Friday, November 14, 2014

USA ~Historic Route 66 ~

...Nice map showing the most legendary and famous highway in the world...on top of hubby's wishlist... a trip with his Harley motorbike on Route 66... o͜͡o Thanks a lot Lisette!

Backside card - US Route 66 Trivia:
-Established in 1926 and since celebrated in popular music, film and literature.
-Spanned 8 states and 3 time zones.
-Has several nicknames, including "The Mother Road" the "Main Street of America" and the "Will  Rogers  Highway".
-Used by migrant farm workers headed to California during the 1930's Dust Bowl.
-In 1984, the last segment of US 66 in Arizona decommissioned as federal highway.
-Several segments are still named 66, but instead designated as state highways.
-Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington D.C. displays a 40-foot stretch of the highway.
-Portions now designated as National Scenic Byway marked "Historic Route 66".

With early^^ Christmas stamp!

1 comment: