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Route 66: Then and now

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 37: Route 66 had had a major impact on American history in the 20th century. Long before the interstate highways were a twinkle in Dwight Eisenhower's eye, it connected many previously isolated Western settlements from Chicago to Los Angeles for the first time. Take a virtual tour and learn about the notable locations that trace the development of Route 66, and find out what remains of that history. It will be handy to know in the future when the country gets back to normal and you're planning a cross-country adventure or just a weekend trip.Related: 77 Attractions to See While Driving Across the Country

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Route 66 had had a major impact on American history in the 20th century. Long before the interstate highways were a twinkle in Dwight Eisenhower's eye, it connected many previously isolated Western settlements from Chicago to Los Angeles for the first time. Take a virtual tour and learn about the notable locations that trace the development of Route 66, and find out what remains of that history. It will be handy to know in the future when the country gets back to normal and you're planning a cross-country adventure or just a weekend trip.

Related: 77 Attractions to See While Driving Across the Country

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