Before the advent of the Interstate Highway System, Route 66 was one of the main east-to-west roadways. It was officially established late in 1926 and route signs were put in place in 1927. The highway is also known as the “Mother Road” began in Chicago, IL, and ended 2448 miles west in Santa Monica, CA.
As time went by the Route 66 was lined with, hotels, gasoline stations, eateries, and tourist attractions. Today’s featured image contains the filling station on the left and the main office at the Wagon Wheel Hotel located in Cuba, MO, which survived, has been restored and remains in operation.
This postcard image contains an early 1950s Oldsmobile and a Hudson at the gasoline pump island where an attendant is filling up the Olds with Standard Oil Company motor fuel. Share with us what you find of interest in this image courtesy of Joe Sonderman