I'm doing #501, "Where is the Mother Road?" Todays roads and highways are only for getting around from one place to the other, but when cars where just getting popular, the routes where for looking out the window and seeing the sights to see. Route 66 was the place to go. In November 11, 1926, this new highway (that is what it was called back then) went from Missouri, all the way down to California. That's 2,448 miles long! Talk about long! The nickname "The Mother Road" came from a book named "The Grapes of Wrath". This historical road passes by the Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, and the Grand Canyon. Lots of people worked nere Route 66, there was every thing from gas stations to reptile farms! There where even little towns! You couldn't go anywhere on Route 66 without running into a store or a restaurant. Route 66 was so popular it even had its own TV show! But, as time went by, interstates where built and Route 66 was starting to get older. Now there are some places that you can't even drive on! This can chang the lives of other people in different parts of the world by not letting them be able to get all the information and sites to see on this very historical road.
Wonder Words (words that are underlined):
Highways~A road to drive on if you need to get to a place very fast.
Routes~A road that goes through the country.
Nickname~Not the real name, but usually it is shorter then the real name or a funny/nice name.