One of America’s most iconic highways, Route 66 stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Pieced together in 1926 from existing roads, it wound through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Dust Bowl migrants headed west on the roadway in the 1930s, while tourists flocked to its mom-and-pop businesses and kitschy attractions in the 1950s. The two-lane highway was memorialized in literature (“The Grapes of Wrath”) and song (“Get Your Kicks on Route 66”) and came to symbolize freedom and adventure. Explore the celebrated roadway, which was made obsolete by high-speed interstates and decommissioned by the federal government in 1985—although much of it remains drivable today.