Q:

Where does Route 66 start and end?

A:

Quick Answer

Route 66 is a highway that originates in Chicago, Ill., and terminates in Los Angeles, Calif. It is 2,448 miles long, crosses eight states and spans three time zones.

Continue Reading
Where does Route 66 start and end?
Credit: Kylie McLaughlin Lonely Planet Images Getty Images

Full Answer

Route 66 was established on Nov. 11, 1926, as one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. It was not paved from end to end until 1937. It is also known as "The Mother Road," "The Main Street of America" and "The Will Rogers Highway." It's been immortalized in song in the classic "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and on screen in the 1960s television show "Route 66."

Learn more about Maps & Cartography

Related Questions

  • Q:

    During what years did the TV show "Route 66" run?

    A:

    "Route 66" aired from October 7, 1960, to March 20, 1964, on CBS. The show was created by Herbert B. Leonard and Stirling Silliphant and was a spin-off of their ABC show, "Naked City."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you find a map of Kentucky?

    A:

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website features an interactive highway map, and the Kentucky Tourism website includes detailed thematic maps of the state. Publishing company Rand McNally offers print maps of Kentucky, including brochure-style editions for car navigation. Other online maps of Kentucky are available from Google Maps and Mapquest.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When was the vacuum cleaner invented?

    A:

    The first vacuum cleaner was called the Whirlwind and was invented in Chicago, Ill., by Ives W. McGaffey in 1865. This vacuum cleaner required the user to manually turn a crank while pushing it at the same time, which made it difficult to use.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long is Navy boot camp?

    A:

    Navy boot camp lasts seven to nine weeks and is held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center north of Chicago, Ill., near Lake Michigan's western shore. Training at boot camp includes swimming, conditioning, marching, drilling, weaponry and attending Navy classes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore