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Route 66 Travelogue

Route 66

Back in the day, summer vacations were defined by where the main drag could take us. For decades, the main drag that weaved across Missouri and into the west was Route 66, the Mother Road, whose 90-year history and roadside destinations still are well worth the visit. But this summer, resist heading west and head east instead, or rather northeast to Chicago where the iconic route got its start in 1926. Route 66 first followed the rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, a route that eventually became State Route 4. Already a paved, two-lane road, it was a natural, ...

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