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Autry's Route 66 exhibition examines roots of the American vacation
Autry's Route 66 exhibition examines roots of the American vacation

Route 66 was more than a road; it is a record of the changing face of America. It’s captured in "Route 66: The Road and the Romance," an exhibition beginning Sunday and continuing through Jan. 4 at L.A.’s Autry National Center of the American West. The Autry show brings together the lore and allure of the highway, known as America’s Main Street. The road ran from Chicago to L.A., as Bobby Troup’s song famously said (although the western terminus later moved from 7th and Broadway to Santa Monica). In the 1920s, the American Assn. of State Highway Officials created the proposal that gave birth to the Mother Road. By the late '30s, its 2,400 miles...

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