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National History Day Competition

Post - World War II 1946-1956


The right panel explores the role of Route 66 in the post-war period, including its role in helping soldiers return to their homes in the Midwest and Southwest.  A photo shows one of those soldiers, songwriter Bobby Troup, whose trip to Los Angeles inspired him to write the song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66."

The right panel explores the role of Route 66 in the post-war period, including its role in helping soldiers return to their homes in the Midwest and Southwest. A photo shows one of those soldiers, songwriter Bobby Troup, whose trip to Los Angeles inspired him to write the song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66."

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Updated: 10/17/2013
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