Route 66 – What's all – it's the fuss?

For many, Route 66 in their blood – they grew up on the old highway, traveled the road with their parents when they were children, or perhaps even pumped gas at one of the old gas station, who knew exactly what the term "customer support" .

For others, they are nostalgic like me – "old souls," some may say. And if it's a story that's interesting !!! Santa Fe path for us today, Route 66 will be for our future generations, and its heritage and history can not be forgotten more than those who begin to train pioneers. Yes, it was a different era, but still a giant step in the progress of the nation.

Yes, people say to me constantly: "I just do not get." Well, if you will be traveling on the old sidewalk, I can guarantee you that you will get. Along this historic path that, as a rule, is more old – the railroad when they expanded to the west, has a history that goes back far beyond the asphalt road Parent. It is not just the old highway – it is much more – an evolution from historic trails, such as the national highway Old Old Trails, which took place along the same road in New Mexico, Arizona and California; or Tears Tears that converges with Route 66 in Missouri and Oklahoma.

Along this ancient road, you will find not only the "good days" that you can remember, but also the depth of the story, you can possibly imagine. From places of the Civil War in Missouri and Oklahoma, to the illegitimate in Texas and New Mexico, to the numerous gold mining camps in Arizona, sightseeing along the old highway incredible.

If you crave the good ole days & with buttery smell of popcorn at a theater or drive in a thick hamburger at a local diner, you have to & # 39 there will be many opportunities in places such as "cozy dog ​​drive" in Springfield, Illinois; Market wrinkles and Munger Moss Motel Lebanon, Missouri; or inclusion of the snow cap in Seligman, Arizona. If your memory revives the days of Stuckey & steak, steak & # 39; N & # 39; Kalyshayuchy and signs-Ghali Burma, you'll be glad to know that these Route 66 icons are back!

If this is the oldest part of the west, you are looking for, you will also find it. When Golbruk, Arizona, said to have been "too harsh for women and churches"; When Tukemkeri called "siding six stralyakov" and Galena, Kansas, became the site of heavy bloodshed during coal mining.

Despite the fact that several inter-enterprises have virtually replaced the old highway, almost 85% of it is still possible to pass. Along the way you will encounter the remnants of ghost towns killed on superdarogah that replaced Route 66. Some of them – the dream of a cleaner, such as Glenryo, Texas; Cuervo, New Mexico; and extended section of ghost towns, when you enter California's Mojave desert.

Along this historic road numerous lakes, state and national parks and historic sites. Take your time, because of all the old Parent road has something for everyone.

(C) Copyright 2005 Kathy Weiser.