Answer THROWBACK THURSDAY August 2, 2018 What Does the red line refer to? Please tell me about your own adventures!

With the rich history in our area we will post a picture from the past and the  person who correctly guesses what the picture is in reference to and where it was taken will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize!

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Before the U.S. Highway System[edit]

A remnant of an original state right-of-way marker serves as a reminder of the early days of the road’s construction. This was part of the 1927 construction of US 66.

In 1857, Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a Naval officer in the service of the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, was ordered by the War Department to build a government-funded wagon road along the 35th Parallel. His secondary orders were to test the feasibility of the use of camels as pack animals in the southwestern desert. This road became part of US 66.[9]

Parts of the original Route 66 from 1913, prior to its official naming and commissioning, can still be seen north of the Cajon Pass. The paved road becomes a dirt road, south of Cajon, which was also the original Route 66.[10]

Before a nationwide network of numbered highways was adopted by the states, named auto trails were marked by private organizations. The route that would become US 66 was covered by three highways. The Lone Star Route passed through St. Louis on its way from Chicago to Cameron, Louisiana, though US 66 would take a shorter route through Bloomington rather than Peoria. The transcontinental National Old Trails Road led via St. Louis to Los Angeles, but was not followed until New Mexico; instead US 66 used one of the main routes of the Ozark Trails system,[11] which ended at the National Old Trails Road just south of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Again, a shorter route was taken, here following the Postal Highway between Oklahoma City and Amarillo. Finally, the National Old Trails Road became the rest of the route to Los Angeles.[12]

Visit this link to read more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_66

 

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