Saturday, July 20, 2013

Start and End of the Route 66



The historic route 66 "BEGIN" sign stands at the corner of Michigan ave and Adams St. in Chicago Illinois. You can also find the "end 66" sign at the corner of Jackson and Michigan . Why not both on the same street? Well, Adams and Jackson are both one way streets where Adams runs to the west and Jackson runs to the east.  


At the end of the Route 66 is the Santa Monica Pier over the Pacific Ocean in California.   It is filled with amusement park rides and there is a small information booth dedicated to the end of the Route 66.  The actual end of the Route 66 is at Lincoln and Olympic, but there is no marker or anything special about the intersection. I am sure that if you have followed the true Rte 66 then it will be the place to end, but why not come and enjoy the festivities of the pier where Dan Rice was responsible for placing this "End of the Trail" sign at the pier.

16 comments:

  1. I've never seen that! Nor have I seen the actual end. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I can see a visit coming up for you Suzanne.

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  2. Road trip the middle

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  3. Terrific. I saw a tv program about this highway once. I don't remember much as it was a few years ago but it was quite an interesting story.

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    1. As I pass through the old Rte 66 I am reminded of it's history.

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  4. I'm kind of intrigued with Route 66, especially the desert areas it passes through. Interesting post.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Desert has it's own beauty and I can not wait to go back. My next goal is to find the Rte 66 road marker with the desert in the background. Stay tuned.

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  5. When I think of Route 66, I think first of the route 66 jeans that are quite comfortable:) Santa Monica is not that far away (probably 1 1/2 hrs. drive), but I still have yet to visit there!

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  6. If you have not visited I definitely recommend it.

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  7. Wonderful selection for Route 66 theme. Enjoyed your shots in Pasadena (my home town) too. You certainly captured the atmosphere in your shots. Cheers from Coventry, England.

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    1. Thank you for visiting all the way from England.

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  8. I took a picture of the beginning of the road, but have not seen the end of it. ;-)
    Happy Sky Watch,
    Merisi

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  9. Merisi,
    If you get a chance I highly recommend visiting the end of the Route 66

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    1. I have seen parts of it, in Arizona and New Mexico, and one day I'll go all the way to the west!

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