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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 66 Association

The U.S. Highway 66 Association was organized in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1927. Its purpose was to get U.S. Highway 66 paved from end to end and to promote tourism on the higway. Its would eventually disband in 1976. It is not (officially) connected with the various Route 66 associations in the eight states which currently exist to preserve the historic highway. The association followed much of the same ideas as many of the old trail associations that promoted the Lincoln Highway, the National Old Trails Highway, and numerous others that had existed prior to the creation of the federal highways, established in 1926. Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... U.S. Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the U.S. Highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lincoln Highway scene in New Jersey Begun in 1913, the Lincoln Highway was the United States first transcontinental automobile highway. ... map of the National Old Trails Highway National Old Trails Highway also known as the Ocean-to-Ocean Highway, was established in 1912 and became part of the National Auto Trail system in the United States. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The association began to advertise the highway in magazines, on billboards, and brochures. The continued push to completely pave the highway and finish a section (Watson Road in the St. Louis, Missouri was unfinished) paid off, the road was fully paved and completed in 1938, including a cut-off across New Mexico, bypassing a loop through Santa Fe. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... Santa Fe (Spanish: santa holy, fe faith) is the capital of New Mexico, a state of the United States of America. ...


In 1955, construction began on the new interstates. As these new interstates began to replace longer and longer sections of the old highway, the group changed its name to the Main Street of America Association and continued to stand as a voice for the older highway. 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ...


In 1976 the association finally disbanded as US 66 was now largely multiplexed with I-55, I-44, I-40, I-15, and I-10. In 1984 the last section through Williams, Arizona was bypassed and in 1985 Route 66 was formally decommissioned. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Interstate 55 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 44 is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 40 is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 15, or I-15, is a north-south interstate highway in the western United States, traveling through the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. ... Interstate 10, or I-10, is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Williams is a city located in Coconino County, Arizona. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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