So, the famous Route 66 road that ran across America from Chicago to Las Angeles was almost 2,500 miles long. It was one of the first routes established in 1926 as part of the U.S Highway System, but started to decline around 30 years later when the Interstate Highway Act was signed, and new roads were being built.
Today, almost a century after it came into existence (and more than half a century after its decline), parts of Route 66 are still being restored and visited as tourist attractions.
Can you name another road that generates this much nostalgia?
What did this image teach me?
That Route 66 really wasn’t around for very long, but that it definitely caught the public imagination.