Route 66

Route 66

Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became known as 'The Mother Road' thanks to John Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Americans travelled this great road from those heading west during the Great Depression to postwar families taking road trips across the… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 56 pages

Language: English


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