Where did Route 66 begin and end?

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Route 66, which was officially decommissioned in 1985, began in Chicago and ended in Los Angeles. The highway passed through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

The U.S. federal government commissioned the building of Route 66 in 1926. It was completed and opened to the public in 1928.

The same year, the 2,448-mile highway found fame for hosting the "First Annual International-Trans-Continental Foot Race." Participants walked or ran the entire length of the highway from Los Angeles to Chicago, then used other roads to finish the race in New York City. Route 66 was also immortalized in several literary works, including John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath," and Jack Kerouac's "On the Road."

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Route 66 winds 2400 miles from E Adams Street and N Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL to its end in Los Angeles County, Santa Monica, CA at Palisades Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Route
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The highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas,
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Route 66 was commissioned on November 11, 1926, originally 2448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles.
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Chicago to LA, if memory serves. I live a stone's throw off of it in MO.
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U.S. Route 66 originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).
Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System.
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