Before It Was Route 66

Before It Was Route 66

Before it was certified as U.S. 66, and long before it was

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This photo of the first Packard dealership in Kingman is courtesy the Mohave Museum of History & Arts.

internationally recognized as a symbol of the quintessential American road trip, the ultimate expression of freedom that is found on the open road, the highway that would become known as Route 66 was a series of trails. They were given names and associations of boosters developed signage, performed road maintenance on occasion, and actively promoted to attract the growing legion of tourists that were traveling by automobile.    (more…)