The historic Route 66 ran through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The "super highway" encompassed more than 2,400 miles between Chicago and Santa Monica, including more than 400 miles in each of three states: New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona.Continue Reading
The "66" designation was officially added to the highway in 1926, and by 1938 the entire stretch was paved. It is celebrated as one of the country's original highways, dotted with hundreds of cafés, gas stations, motels and tourist attractions. Singer Bobby Troup detailed the journey from Chicago to Los Angeles in his 1946 hit "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66." As Route 66 was decommissioned in the mid-1980s, signs were gradually removed and the highway was replaced by the Interstate Highway System. While the highway has been officially removed from maps, portions of the route in several states are designated as a "National Scenic Byway" by the Department of Transportation.
The highway served as the primary route for more than 200,000 Americans fleeing westward from the Midwest to escape the "Dust Bowl" during the 1930s. Author John Steinbeck referred to Route 66 as the "Mother Road" in his famous novel "The Grapes of Wrath." Route 66 was also instrumental in the transportation of troops and military supplies during World War II.Learn more about United States
The central states that make up Tornado Alley are typically named to be Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, but also may include Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. Tornado Alley is a term created by the media, not the government or any weather agencies, which leaves the exact states that it includes open to interpretation.Full Answer >
Apples grow in a significant number of states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the New England states, according to the University of Illinois. The different types of apples include Fugi, Gala, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Winesap, Arkansas black and Rome.Full Answer >
Broadly defined, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah are all part of the Southwestern United States. Alternatively, Arizona, western New Mexico, western Texas, southern Colorado, and southern Utah comprise the core of the Southwestern United States under narrower definitions. Because different governmental departments of the United States have designated different states to be part of the Southwestern region, no official, uniform definition exists.Full Answer >
The capitals of all 50 American states are Sacramento in California, Montgomery in Alabama, Denver in Colorado, Juneau in Alaska, Dover in Delaware, Phoenix in Arizona, Boise in Idaho, Little Rock in Arkansas, Hartford in Connecticut, Indianapolis in Indiana, Tallahassee in Florida, Springfield in Illinois, Honolulu in Hawaii, Frankfort in Kentucky, St. Paul in Minnesota, Topeka in Kansas, Augusta in Maine, Des Moines in Iowa, Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Lansing in Michigan, Annapolis in Maryland, Concord in New Hampshire, Boston in Massachusetts, Jefferson City in Missouri, Jackson in Mississippi, Salem in Oregon, Helena in Montana, Trenton in New Jersey, Lincoln in Nebraska, Austin in Texas, Carson City in Nevada, Bismarck in North Dakota, Columbus in Ohio, Santa Fe in New Mexico, Raleigh in North Carolina, Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, Nashville in Tennessee, Providence in Rhode Island, Columbia in South Carolina, Montpelier in Vermont, Albany in New York, Salt Lake City in Utah, Atlanta in Georgia, Richmond in Virginia, Olympia in Washington, Cheyenne in Wyoming, Charleston in West Virginia, Pierre in South Dakota and Madison in Wisconsin. The capital city of the United States is Washington, D.C.Full Answer >