Gettin’ Our Kicks On Route 66

I just love this old rusty antique car from way back when. This ghost of a Ford Model T 1932 Studebaker (upon further research at the hint from David, below) stands near old Route 66.  The road, established in 1926, is one of the most famous roads in America, also known as “The Main Street of America”, and “The Mother Road.”

Songs have been sung in honor of this old highway.  There was even a Route 66 tv show back in the 60’s, and let’s not forget Disney’s animated film Cars.

This highway was not just any road.  It paved the way for opportunity and adventure to travelers.  During the Depression, it offered relief to many communities found along the highway.  Due to increased traffic along this route, many mom-and-pop businesses were born, such as the one-of-a kind restaurants, filling stations (and this was back when service stations really meant service) and neon-signed motels that lined up along the path, making this road so famous.

We traveled down parts of Historic Route 66 through Arizona, and New Mexico, and I do believe I heard a soft echo of the past, a familiar ghostly voice, calling out to me from a famous burger joint that we passed along the way.  Maybe it was Elvis?  😉


Author: Carol B Sessums

Writer, Editor, Coffee Addict, Lover of Mountains. Lives to shrink the planet, one story and connection at a time.

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