|Gettin' My Kicks
|ROUTE 66 - THE MOTHER ROAD
"If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, the highway that's the best. Get your kicks on Route 66!" - C. Berry Song
It once stretched from the bustle of Chicago to the dreams of Hollywood, California. A 2,400-mile route of romance,
adventure, craters and petrified forests. John Steinbeck called it the Mother Road, and indeed it was. Route 66 was a
lifeline through much of America, connecting the small midwestern towns of Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, with the big
cities of Los Angeles and Chicago. Now it is a dusty back road snaking around a superhighway. A stretch of dreams
that is a crumbling, rumbling museum to a time that should never be forgotten.
|BURMA SHAVE SIGNS
BIG MISTAKE - MANY MAKE
USE HORN - INSTEAD OF BRAKE!
|Route 66 is the National Old Trails Highway. On November 11, 1926 Route 66 was born. It followed the old trails laid out by
the early explorers and railroad. Route 66 became the twentieth century version of the Oregon Trail, the golden road to the
promised land and has inspired our spirit ever since. It provided hope to the farmers of the dust bowl era going west to find
a new life. It served our country well during time of war. In optimistic post W.W.II America, Route 66 defined a generation looking
for adventure and freedom on the open road. To understand the history of Route 66 is to understand a little bit about ourselves,
where we came from and where we hope to go in the future.