U.S. Route 66  

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"Get you kicks on Route 66"--"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" (1946)


"I. M. Pei will never be happy on Route 66."--Learning from Las Vegas (1972) by Venturi, Scott Brown and Izenour

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U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926—with road signs erected the following year.

In popular culture

American pop-culture artists publicized US 66 and the experience through song and television. Bobby Troup wrote "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66", and the highway lent its name to a TV series in the 1960s. Other appearances in popular culture include:




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