Route 66

Last Updated: 21st Oct 2013

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/673e3232af39978e64b0667ca606e473">MJ</a>, Oct. 18, 2007</p> <p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="route 66 neon sign" alt="route 66 neon sign" /></p> <p>Route 66 is widely known as &#8220;The Mother Road&#8221; and recently spoofed in the animated film &#8220;Cars&#8221;. The images and thought of early American travelers celebrate the romance and freedom of automobile travel of Route 66.</p> <p>It was also made famous from the hit song &#8220;Get Your Kicks on Route 66&#8221; by Bobby Troup sung in 1946.</p> <p>As mentioned in the song it passes though many cities including St. Louis, Missouri; Joplin, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; <a href="/contikipedia/articles/amarillo">Amarillo</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/texas">Texas</a>; Gallup, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Kingman, Winona and Williams, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/arizona">Arizona</a>; (Gateway to the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/grand-canyon">Grand Canyon</a>) Barstow and San Bernardino, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/california">California</a>;.</p> <p>Route 66 also passes through many other towns not mentioned here as well.</p> <p>Every year thousands of people drive the entire stretch of this road for vacations and to relive the memories of the past glory days of &#8216;The Mother Road&#8217;.</p>