Also known as the Main Street of America, the Mother Road and the Will Rogers Road, this route formed part of the U.S. Federal Highway Network and is currently one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the country and the world. Originally, ran from Chicago, across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, to the end of Los Angeles, with a total tour of 3939 km. It was one of the main routes of entry for emigrants and its use made it easier to move through the sandstorms.
Route 66 was officially removed from the U.S. road network on June 27, 1985 after deciding that the road was no longer relevant and replaced by the U.S. Interstate Highway network. Parts of the road that run through Illinois, New Mexico and Arizona have been signposted with “historic Route 66” signs (historical Route 66) and has reappeared on road maps in this way.