Captured: The 85th Anniversary of U.S. Route 66
November 11th marks the 85th Anniversary of one of the most famous highways in America, U.S. Route 66. Route 66 opened in 1926 stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles and became a western migration route for people looking for work during the great depression of the 1930′s or to escape the Dust Bowl disaster.
Harley (R) and Annabelle Russell, the self-proclaimed “Mediocre Music Makers” entertain passing Route 66 tourists at their Sandhills Curiosity shop, a former meat store, in the largely deserted main strip of Erick, OK, 06 July 2003. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)