Thursday, December 26, 2013

Getting Your Kicks On Route 66-- Part 1

From the September 24, 2012, CNN Travel "Get your kicks on Route 66" by Rick Antonson. Some interesting stuff, some of which I didn't know. //// 1. Over 2,000 of Rt. 66's original 2,448 connected miles are still there. //// 2. John Steinbeack conceived "The Grapes of Wrath" on a late 1937 summer drive from Chicago west to Los Angeles on Route 66, which he called the "Long Concrete Path." His wife took the phrase from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." //// 3. Of the 116 episodes of the old TV show "Route 66," only two were actually filmed on Route 66: one in Needles, California, and the other in Santa Fe, NM. Filming for the series did occur in 81 towns in 23 states. --RoadDog

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