The Signs of 66
Part of the fun of driving Route 66, or any other old road, is
cruising down the old commercial strips. In the pre-Interstate
days, these strips were the main route through town. Local motels
and restaurants competed for travelers' patronage by erecting
ever more elaborate and colorful signs.
The following pages present the best of the surviving signs, as
well as a few which have disappeared since I was able to
photograph them. Pick a state, or just start in Illinois and
follow your way from Chicago to L.A. along old Route 66.
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