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Scenery Along Route 66 Worth Remembering

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Scenery along Route 66 worth remembering

 

Interstate 44, given time, may be declared historic. But, compared to Highway 66, which it replaced in the 1950s, it's hardly a scenic byway.

 

A brochure for the dedication Friday of Historic 66 as a Scenic Byway includes several area scenes.

 

One was Hiawatha Bluff at Devils Elbow, 300 feet above Big Piney River. In World War II, I had to concentrate on negotiating the sharp curve and steep hill there and couldn't appreciate the beauty. Drivers of oversize trucks hauling airplane parts stood on the running board to wave drivers around on the two-lane hill.

 

To read the complete article, click here: Scenery along Route 66 worth remembering

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