US Route 66 Overview Challenge
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1) One of the original U.S. highways,
with road signs erected the following year, when was Route
November 11, 1926
November 11, 1936
November 11, 1946
2) US Route 66 (also known as
the Will Rogers Highway after the humorist, and colloquially
known as the "Main Street of America" or the "Mother Road")
was a highway within the U.S. Highway System.
3) Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a Naval officer in
the service of the U.S. Army Topographical Corps, was
ordered by the War Department to build a government-funded
wagon road along the 35th Parallel. His secondary orders
were to test the feasibility of the use of camels as pack
animals in the southwestern desert. This road became part of
U.S. Route 66.
What year did Beale establish a route
along the 35th Parallel?
roads were marked with colored bands on telephone poles,
they were intended to help travelers in the early days of
What was the system of the informal
network of marked routes that existed in the United States
and Canada in the early part of the 20th century?
5) How long was Route
1936, Route 66 was extended from downtown Los Angeles to
Santa Monica, terminating at US 101 ALT, today the
intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard (a
segment of State Route 1). Even though there is a plaque
dedicating Route 66 as the Will Rogers Highway placed at the
intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard,
the highway never terminated there.
Where was the Eastern terminus of Rout 66?
US 1 -
US 41 - Chicago, IL
US 50 - St. Louis,
8) Route 66 was recognized in popular culture by both
a hit song, originally recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio in
1946, and later performed by such artists as Chuck Berry,
The Rolling Stones, The Manhattan Transfer and Depeche Mode.
Who wrote the song?
9) Route 66 marked the birth of the fast-food
industry: Red's Giant Hamburg in Springfield, Missouri, site
of the first drive-through restaurant, and the first
McDonald's in San Bernardino, California.
Who was the
owner of Red's Giant Hamburg?
Don “Red Barry”
Tex “Red” Ryder
10) U.S. 66 was
officially removed from the United States Highway System
after it was decided the route was no longer relevant and
had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System.
was the date?
June 27, 1975
June 27, 1985