WPC: The Road Taken – Route 66

I doubt that anyone really knows how many had traveled U.S. Route 66 from Illinois to California back in its hey-day. The interstate system bypassed most of the old highway back in the 1960s but relics still exist. We saw some of that for a few days last year in central Missouri.

See more of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken!


  1. A comfort for me is remembering all the sites on Route 66 near my home place in the Panhandle of Texas! My home is not there anymore, but the memories are. Who would dream that a highway established in 1926 could survive until 1985? US 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities through which it passed.

    I had first-hand experience with the left over “dust bowl” days! The only time in my life I ever played “hooky” from school was a day the dust was so thick nobody could see across the classroom to tell who was absent. Kids were sent home and I almost got caught because my bus reached home before I did. 😎

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