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ROUTE 66 : more than a road, a myth and a legend

Road 66 or mythical road loaded with memories. A road of the 1920s when parade landscapes of postcards. Mother Road also inspired numerous artists …

Road 66, Mother Road, or Hand Street USA, is a mythical, legendary road, which symbolizes to her only all the immoderation and the gigantic size of the United States.

The history and the legend of the Road 66 begin at the dawn of 1920s. At this time there, America entered for a big "period of depression", more collectively called "crisis of 1929". The most important economic hollow of the last century: explosion of unemployment, more and more strict State reforms … the United States were plunged into the most complete black. But, the Americans have one and the same currency: move forward! : Reconstruct the country, create projects to redevelop the economy

It was necessary to create a road which would connect the East and the West of the USA

Cyrus Stevens Avery, a powerful businessman met the challenge! A Pharaonic project in which several million people participated. Ten years of works were necessary, to see finally emerging in 1937, the road 66 and its 4.000 km long! An exploit! The very first transcontinental road tarred of America had been born. A crossing on 8 States: the Illinois, the Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, the New Mexico, Arizona, and finally, Californ

A rangy road of 4000 km, lined with gigantic cities, with nature reserves, with deserts of cactus, mountains, the ocean as far as the eye can see, without forgetting the big lakes and the long rivers. Those who paraded(scrolled) on the Road 66, passed of a kilometer in other in front of almost unreal landscapes, unusual characters, the contrast was striking!

The Road 66, it was also his(her) motels with their neon of colors that sparkle, his(her,its) fast food in the red and white sign(brand), his(her,its) Jukebox, the time(period) of barrels of gasoline in $1, the emergence of the advertising(publicity) and the omnipotence of the automobile

THE "MOTHER ROAD" ESTABLISHED(CONSTITUTED) A MYTHICAL DECORATION(SET) FOR THE SONG, THE CINEMA OR(WHERE) THE LITERATURE. DURING DECADES, THE " ROAD 66 " INSPIRED LARGELY THE WORLD OF THE ARTS, DRYING UP BEHIND HER THE AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE.

Since 1985, the legendary Routes 66 do not exist officially any more. It was gradually displaced, not until be more than a memory(souvenir), or the witness(baton) of another time(weather).

Today, she amounts to ruins, panels(signs) ghosts of formerly popular establishments, abandoned(given up) motels, disused gas stations, become the icons of a Road, which does not live from now on more than in the heart of the " nostalgic enthusiasts ". "World Monument Found" classified the Road 66 among 100 historic buildings the most threatened with the planet.

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