La Ruta 66 that joins the two coasts of United States it is one of the most popular highways in the world. Also known as Mother Road, was one of the first to join the Federal Highway Network Americans. This initiative organized, as of 1926, the set of routes and highways that crossed the nation.
Route 66 was promoted by the businessman Cyrus Avery, who firmly believed in the need to have a road that would connect the two coasts of his country, something that until then seemed like a utopia. Originally, Avery wanted that path to be known as the 60 route. However, it was assigned to the route between Virginia Beach and Springfield, in Missouri.
For this reason, the Executive Committee of the Federal Highway Network awarded the highway the 62But this Oklahoma insurance salesman scrapped it and chose the 66 that was free because he thought the same two digits would be easier to remember, both when said and heard. And he was not wrong ...
The 66 was signposted in 1927 and in 1938 it was fully paved. Your tour is 3.939 kilometers and goes through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona y California.
As soon as it began to function, the Route 66 Association was created to promote its use. The goal was immediately achieved and time and popular culture did the rest to make it world famous.
In 1946 the actor and composer Bobby Troup Jr. he used the 66 to travel with his wife from Pennsylvania to California. The experience was so pleasant that he wrote a song called (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66. The theme became popular on the voice of Nat King Cole and served to make the road known around the world as well.
In that simple, but catchy tune, Troup Jr mentioned the main points of the meandering journey of Chicago but also Los Angeles as Saint Louis, Missouri, the "beautiful city" of Oklahoma, Amarillo, Gallup, New Mexico, Flagstaff, Arizona, Pomona, "Where great waves break"; Y San Bernardino.
Over time Ruta 66 became one of the most covered songs in music history. It was performed by artists such as Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, The Manhattan Transfer, Depeche Mode The Strypesand Pappo. The new generations have also heard it through John Mayer, who played her for the film's soundtrack Cars.
Traveling Route 66 is one of the main tourist attractions that the United States offers. It is recommended to do this journey of 15 days between July and September to take advantage of the longer days and enjoy this unique trip to the fullest ...