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- Mother Road Market in midtown Tulsa takes its name from Route 66 being known as the "Mother Road." The name came from John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath."
- A few miles off the main path of Route 66 in Foyil, Oklahoma lies the World's Largest Totem Pole.
- If you only take the interstates along Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, it is about a four-day drive.
- New Mexico contains the largest segment of Route 66 with 392 miles.
- The Golden Driller -- Oklahoma's State Monument along Route 66 -- is the tallest free-standing statue in the United States (76 feet tall).
- The first McDonald's restaurant opened nearby the portion Route 66 that runs through San Bernardino, California.
- Avery Traffic Circle -- soon to be home to the Route 66 Rising sculpture -- is named for Cyrus Stevens Avery, the "Father of Route 66."
- The lyrics to "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" -- composed by Bobby Troup (1946) and performed by King Cole Trio -- follow the path of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.
- A Route 66 television show about two young men traveling the U.S. in a Corvette ran during the 1960s.
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