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If you love Route 66, enjoy coloring, and like to share with others, this book is for you! The Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book contains 20 postcards of various places along America's Mother Road, each ready for your own artistic touch. Made in Missouri, U.S.A.  For more information, visit Legends' General Store.

 

 

Known by several names throughout the years including the "Mother Road," "Main Street of America," and the "Will Rogers Highway," Route 66 served travelers for more than 50 years, before totally succumbing to the "new and improved" interstate system.

Established in 1926, road signs began to be erected the following year, but, it would be several years before the 2,448 mile highway would be continuously paved from Chicago to Los Angeles.

 

Running through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, the highway became one of the most famous roads in America. For decades, this historic path served thousands who were migrating west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930's.

 

Over the years, the road underwent many improvements and realignments, changing its path and overall length, and moving its endpoint farther west to Santa Monica.

 

Route 66 was officially decommissioned in 1985 and the familiar highway markers came down.

 

But, it was not the end for this historic path. New generations wanted to travel this old road, signs began to go back up, and today, thousands enjoy these vintage peeks along the old highway. However, the original road is not indicated on most maps today, and this portion of Legends' website provides descriptions of the many towns, sites, and icons of the Mother Road, as well as additional articles and the Route 66 Emporium for those looking for books & maps, postcards, souvenirs, and memorabilia.

 

 

 

 

Route 66 - Nine foot road in Oklahoma

Nine foot wide road outside of Miami, Oklahoma, Kathy Weiser, June, 2004.

This image available for photographic prints HERE!

 

 

 

Route 66 Does Not End

Route 66 does not end along 6th Street in Amarillo, Texas,

Kathy Weiser, November,   2005,

This image available for photo prints & editorial downloads HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Route 66 - History and Information about the Mother Road.

 

Mile By Mile Westbound: This very detailed section includes hundreds of pages of the many small towns along the mother road, "must see" sites, and bucket loads of photographs.

 

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Texas

New Mexico

Arizona

California

 

Route 66 Slideshow (See Below)

Route 66 Photo Prints & Downloads

 

More Information:

 

A Nostalgia Not Experienced By All (Crucial Role of the Green Book)

Facts, Figures & Trivia

Gallery of the Mother Road

Ghosts of Route 66

Ghost Towns

Museums

Personalities & Legends

Postcard Views

Associations

Rt 66 Links

Mother Road Recipes

Route 66 Timeline

Testimonials from the Road

Writing Credits

 

 

 

Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas along Route 66

Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, May, 2004, David Alexander.

This image available for photo prints & editorial downloads HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cool Springs Camp, Arizona today

Cool Springs Camp, Arizona, April, 2008, Kathy Weiser.

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 and downloads HERE!

 

 

...and they come into 66 from the tributary side roads, from  the wagon tracks and the rutted country roads, 66 is  the mother road, the road of flight.

 

- John Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath

 

   

 

 

 

 

Route 66 Products

Route 66 Slideshow:

 

 

All images & more available for photo prints & commercial downloads HERE!

 

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Route 66 Postcard Coloring BookRoute 66 Postcard Coloring BookRoute 66 Postcard Coloring Book - If you love Route 66, enjoy coloring, and like to share with others, this book is for you! The Route 66 Postcard Coloring Book contains 20 postcards of various places along America's Mother Road, each ready for your own artistic touch. Then after you color, remove each and send as a postcard. Complete with stamp placement on the back and information on each location. Or, keep your finished work as a reminder of fun times traveling Route 66.

 

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