On this day in 1985, U.S. 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System, after it was decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System.
Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, It originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles for a total of 2,448 miles. It was a major path of the migrants who went west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed.
Summit Inn - Cajon Summit, California
Pawn Shop - Gallup, New Mexico
Wigwam Motel - Rialto, California
General Store - Joshua Tree, California
Route 66 scene - Joshua Tree, California
Route 66 Gas Station - Williams, Arizona
Coleman Theater - Miami, Oklahoma
Phillips 66 Gas Station - McLean, Texas