On this day in 1985, Route 66 was officially removed from the US State Highway System, when it was finally and completely by-passed by the Interstate system.
Route 66 is probably one of the most famous routes in the United States and has been featured in fiction and the movies, including the animated movie Cars.
It was dedicated to Will Rogers in 1952, and the alternative official name is the Will Rogers Highway.
There are still some travellers who use Route 66 to cross the mid-west, as a history-soaked remnant of the late 20th century.
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