Sunday, December 18, 2016

News From Along Route 66, November 2016: Route 66's 90th Birthday-- Part 2

1940s:  World War II. major troop and supply route to the Pacific Theater.  1946--  Bobby Troup's "Get Your Kicks on Route 66."

1950s:  Often recognized as the Golden Era of Route 66.  Postwar road to vacations and California.

1960s:  Decline started.  Too much traffic, accidents led to interstates replacing the old road.  "Route 66" TV show.

1970s:  Route 66 withers.  Hundreds of businesses along the road die with the incredible rise of interstates which were replacing it.


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