Thursday, February 4, 2021

IT WINDS FROM CHICAGO TO LA, OVER 2,000 MILES ALL THE WAY

I wanted to post a picture of an unusual design feature of the Chain of Rocks Bridge but I'm going to have  to go back and find a better viewpoint. For now, we have this marker on the eastern side in Illinois. Route 66, made most famous by St. Louisan Chuck Berry, is no longer an official U.S. highway designation. But as the song had it

Well it goes from St Louis, Joplin, Missouri
Oklahoma City looks ooh, so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstow, San Bernadino    

The original route ran within a moderate walk of my home.. Now it's something to remember and perhaps make a buck off.       

2 comments:

Barbara R. said...

It was THE road to go west on...before all the interstate highways were built! Ah, such a memory. Soon there won't be people alive who used to drive on it!

William Kendall said...

The Canadian version would be the Trans-Canada.