Scenic USA - Arizona
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Pete's Gas Station
|Photo by Bob Goldman
The idea of a super highway, connecting Chicago with Los Angeles, first surfaced in the early 1900s. One of the first sections of the famed Route 66 linked Williams, Arizona, with the remainder of America in 1926. Temporarily sidetracked during the beginning of the Great Depression, thousands of men found employment completing the 2,400 mile highway. The super highway quickly gained a reputation as the road to freedom. In no time, countless motels, service stations and diners sprouted up along the roadside. It was John Steinbeck that proclaimed it the Mother Road in his novel, Grapes of Wrath. In the 1960s, Route 66 songs and a television series entertained all of America.
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