Number 66 – June 27th 2016

This is one of the most famous numbers in history. Its been used in popular songs as well as a television series and appears in one of the most famous novels of all time, The Grapes of Wrath.  Its legend came to an end on June 27th 1985.

On June 27th, 1985 Route 66 was removed from theUS Highway System. It spanned approximately 2,451 miles, and spanned 8 states, but its impact on US history and culture cannot be understated. It is one of the most celebrated and historical routes in the United States.

Some interesting facts about Route 66

  1. If you add the first two digits and the last two digits of the length you get , 2+4  =6, 5+1 = 6  -> 66
  2. It passed through 8 states, with the shortest amount being in Kansas of only 13 miles.
  3. The longest stretch was in New Mexico which was 487 miles