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Amarillo Tx - Route 66 Today
Route 66 in Amarillo Today
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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SW Sixth Avenue (between Georgia and McMasters Street), Amarillo
Route 66 in Amarillo
Commonly called the "Main Street of America" and also the "Mother Road," Route 66 became the first paved transcontinental highway in the U.S. spanning from Chicago to Los Angeles; the route in Texas crossed 7 panhandle counties over 177 miles. Route 66 was popular with automobile tourists. The road was important in the development of Sixth Street and the San Jacinto area in Amarillo, which was the only large urban city on the Texas route. In 1994 the area was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and has become the focus of local preservation efforts.
(1996)
Amarillo Tx Old Route 66 Sign - Silver Spur Motel
Silver Spur Motel
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Amarillo Tx Old Route 66 Sign  - Cowboy Motel
Cowboy Motel
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Amarillo Tx Old Route 66 Sign  - Route 66 Inn
Route 66 Inn
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Amarillo Tx Old Route 66 Sign - 6th Street Bar & Grill
6th Street Bar & Grill
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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