Would You Dare Bypass this Scenic Route?

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    Known by many names, and one of the original US Highway routes, Route 66 runs from Chicago to Los Angeles -- a total distance of almost 4,000 kilometers. It was a major highway for migrants going west before the second world war. It is now treated as a historical monument and preserved in many parts where it runs. It was decomissioned as an official highway sometime in 1985 as new and wider interstate highways were built.

    It is still passable at present, paved and maintained and treated as a historic route. In southern Illinois, Route 66 has some of the most historical and most spectacular views.

    Southern Illinois, USA


    On Explore/Flickr Top 500, August 13, 2008

    Light Stalker, macesch, Nanayof2, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. winglessangel383838 81 months ago | reply

      I wish I could go back to it's glory days and drive it across the US!

    2. xeno(x) 81 months ago | reply

      I have a weakness for conceptual work , cool comosition ,

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    3. Scandblue 81 months ago | reply

      Just love that Route 66 and hope it never disappears.
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    4. Light Stalker 81 months ago | reply

      cool. the scenic route 66, one of the route I'm planning to drive in the future.

    5. pinoyphotog 81 months ago | reply

      "Get your kicks...on Route 66...!"

      I went on a road trip through this old, almost
      forgotten route just for nostalgia's sake!

      And to clear a severe case of LSS in my head!

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    6. turtlemom4bacon 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your Preferred Picture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Cool sign!! That would be neat to go riding along here and see the sights. I remember watching the b/w television series "Route 66" with Martin Milner....

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    7. Nanayof2 81 months ago | reply

      very nice compo...we would like to take this route someday :)

    8. :: Artie | Photography :: 81 months ago | reply

      heard a lot about route 66 ;) i definitely would not bypass it if i'm there storm

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    10. miketililing 81 months ago | reply

      seen in explore! nice!

    11. Kamoteus (A New Beginning) 81 months ago | reply

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    12. micxs032(al michael) 81 months ago | reply

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    13. Enjoy Illinois 76 months ago | reply

      Great Shot! I'm an admin for a group called Enjoy Illinois, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. mrchriscornwell 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World of Traveling - Public Photos - Travel Photography - Life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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