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    Why Is Route 66 Famous? Exploring the Iconic American Highway

    History and Origins of Route 66 Route 66, also known as the Main Street of America or the Will Rogers Highway, was a 2,448-mile highway that stretched from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. It was one of the original highways in the U.S. highway system, established in 1926. The idea for the highway was first proposed in the 1920s,…

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