The historic Route 66 ran through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The "super highway" encompassed more than 2,400 miles between Chicago and Santa Monica, including more than 400 miles in each of three states: New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona.Know More
The "66" designation was officially added to the highway in 1926, and by 1938 the entire stretch was paved. It is celebrated as one of the country's original highways, dotted with hundreds of cafés, gas stations, motels and tourist attractions. Singer Bobby Troup detailed the journey from Chicago to Los Angeles in his 1946 hit "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66." As Route 66 was decommissioned in the mid-1980s, signs were gradually removed and the highway was replaced by the Interstate Highway System. While the highway has been officially removed from maps, portions of the route in several states are designated as a "National Scenic Byway" by the Department of Transportation.
The highway served as the primary route for more than 200,000 Americans fleeing westward from the Midwest to escape the "Dust Bowl" during the 1930s. Author John Steinbeck referred to Route 66 as the "Mother Road" in his famous novel "The Grapes of Wrath." Route 66 was also instrumental in the transportation of troops and military supplies during World War II.Learn More
VA is the abbreviation for the state of Virginia, located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. The state is officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, with Richmond serving as the capital city.Full Answer >
Places named after Christopher Columbus include Colombia, the South American country, Washington, D.C. and Columbia, S.C. Several states in the United States, including Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi and New York have cities named after Columbus. The Columbia River was also named after Christopher Columbus, as was Columbia University.Full Answer >
The United States has 50 states that include Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The District of Columbia is a part of the United States, but is not considered a true state, although it is the capital of the United States.Full Answer >
The Quad Cities are Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Bettendorf. These five cities straddle the border between Iowa and Illinois along the Mississippi River.Full Answer >