Route 66

Route 66 (HM1AZQ)

Location: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028 Apache County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 3.075', W 109° 48.318'

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You are standing near old Route 66. The line of the roadbed and the telephone poles in front of you mark the path of the famous "Main Street of America" as it passed through Petrified Forest National Park. From Chicago to Los Angeles, this heavily traveled highway was not only a road. It stood as a symbol of opportunity, adventure, and exploration of travelers.

A trip from Middle America to the Pacific Coast could take about a week - no interstate speeds here! For many, the journey was not just across miles, it was across cultures and lifestyles - from the most mundane to the exotic. Of course, getting to your destination was important, but the trip itself was a reward. From the neon signs of one-of-kind motels to burgers and chicken fried steaks of multitudes of restaurants, from the filling stations that served as miniature oases to gaudy tourist traps, these more than 2,200 miles of open road were magical.

Gaze down the long road and listen. You may hear echoes of the past - echoes of Route 66.

It winds from Chicago to L.A., More than two thousand miles all. Get your kicks on Route Sixty-six.
Bobby Troupe, Route 66, 1946
Series This marker is part of the U.S. Route 66 series
Placed ByNational Forest Services - Petrified Forest
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 608953 N 3879378
Decimal Degrees35.05125000, -109.80530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 3.075', W 109° 48.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 3' 4.50" N, 109° 48' 19.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Unnamed Road, Petrified Forest National Park AZ 86028, US
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