Route 66 Forum
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February 7, 2016
July 22, 2013
The start of Route 66 has moved a few times.
- Originally, in 1926, Route 66 began on Jackson Blvd. at Michigan Ave.
- In 1933, the start (and end) was moved east onto the reclaimed land for the world fair to Jackson and Lake Shore Drive.
- In 1955, Jackson Blvd became one way west of Michigan Ave. and Adams St. became the westbound US-66. However the start of US-66 remained on Jackson at Lake Shore Drive.
So, even while currently Adams Street at Michigan Avenue is marked as the starting point, Route 66 never departed from there.
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June 15th to July 13th 2016
Did the whole thing, Chicago to Santa Monica