Historic Route 66

Established November 11th, 1926, The US Route 66, also known as Will Roger Memorial Highway or Mother Road, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ended in Santa Monica California. It covered a total of 2,448 miles.

For those migrating west in the 1930's during the Dust Bowl, it became a bustling, symbiotic channel for business and commerce that supported the communities passing through as well as the businesses located along the route.

The US66 and it's inhabitants fought for years against the interstate highway system but eventfully lost that battle when it was removed from the highway system in 1985. Since then several states have adopted former sections of US66 as the now "Historic Route 66" and it is even recognized on some maps.

 

Tulsa proudly boats many diverse attractions, eateries and shops, including our new Decopolis location can be found at the Mother Road Market on the Historic Route 66.

The history is rich, so be sure to do some research yourself and dig in to the incredible story of one of America's most incredible treasures.

 

 

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