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Route 66 Enamel Pin

Route 66 Enamel Pin

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Our museum is a favorite stop for many visitors traveling along the original Route 66, but its roots in Oklahoma history go much deeper. Cyrus Avery, a businessman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is credited with creating the identity of Route 66. Avery saw the need for better roads through our state, and as chairman of the state highway commission, he helped plan the national system of numbered highways. His proposal for a highway from Chicago to Los Angeles along a southwestern route was approved and designated U.S. 66 in 1926. Avery founded the U.S. 66 Highway Association and coined the route’s nickname, “Main Street of America.”

It ran from Chicago to Los Angeles, creating connections between hundreds of small towns and providing a trucking route through the Southwest. While not the first long-distance highway, or the most traveled, Route 66 gained fame beyond almost any other road. Dubbed the “Mother Road” by John Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath, Route 66 carried hundreds of thousands of Depression-era migrants from the Midwest who went to California hoping for jobs and a better life.

Grab one of these die-cast enamel pins for yourself or your favorite road trip enthusiast! Featuring a metal butterfly attachment and a textured back for non-slip wear, our pins are high-quality, collectible pieces of art. Everyone will be able to see you're a person who loves to "get their kicks on Route 66," no matter where you happen to be along the way!

Pin measures 0.75" wide, 1" high, and comes packaged in cellophane with a paper backing.
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