Route 66

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Route 66
See Beale Wagon Road
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Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926—with road signs erected the following year.[1] Route 66 through the Southwestern United States generally followed the old wagon road blazed by Edward Beale in 1858 and 1859. See Beale Wagon Road.


For a detailed interactive map of the route, see National Park Service, Route 66, Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itierary



  • Kittel, Gerd, Alexander Bloom, and Freddy Langer. Route 66. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
  • National Historic Route 66 Federation. Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide. Lake Arrowhead, CA: National Historic Route 66 Federation, 2011.
  • Steil, Tim, and Jim Luning. Route 66. Osceola, WI: MBI Pub. Co, 2000.
  • Dunaway, David King, Michael Wallis, and Robert Waldmire. A Route 66 Companion. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012.
  • Wallis, Michael. Route 66: The Mother Road. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
  • McClanahan, Jerry, Jim Ross, and Shellee Graham. Route 66 Sightings. Arcadia, Okla: Ghost Town Press, 2011.


  1. "Route 66 Timeline". Legends of America. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
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