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Route 66 extends from Chicago to Santa Monica, running through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Route 66, also known as the "Mother Road" and the "Main Street of America" was commissioned in 1926, the year U.S. numbered highways came into existence. It was deactivated in 1984 but remains a popular historic "destination".

Until 2021, I had not made a very concerted effort to travel Route 66 in its entirety. With the exception of a few larger segments, most of the time it was more of just happening to be on it. Now, with Ken, I have started traveling it in complete segments, like the Lincoln Highway, Jefferson Highway and National Road.

See below for a map of what we've covered so far. Here are links to different aspects of my travels on Route 66:

Our travels on Google Earth:

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