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National History Day Competition

Main Street of America

Route 66 Explorations, Encounters, Exchanges

The center panel of the "Main Street of America" exhibit describes the origins of Route 66 in 1925-26.  It includes a photo of Oklahoma highway official Cyrus Avery, who played a key role in selecting the number "66."

The center panel of the "Main Street of America" exhibit describes the origins of Route 66 in 1925-26. It includes a photo of Oklahoma highway official Cyrus Avery, who played a key role in selecting the number "66."

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Updated: 10/17/2013
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