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Författare: Phil Shrout.
This book chronicles the author’s bike trip from the Pacific Ocean in Oregon, across America, to the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina.

Check Out PBS Video Watch local and national programs from anywhere at anytime. Jump to navigation Jump to search „Main Street of America“ redirects here. For other uses, see Main Street, America. For the route in China, see China National Highway 312. Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.

US 66 served as a primary route for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities through which it passed. US 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, but was officially removed from the United States Highway System in 1985 after it had been replaced in its entirety by segments of the Interstate Highway System. This section needs additional citations for verification. A remnant of an original state right-of-way marker serves as a reminder of the early days of the road’s construction. This was part of the 1927 construction of US 66.

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