three crosses alongside route 66

Route 66

flyer for route 66 tv seriesRoute 66 was an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Corvette. The show ran weekly on CBS from 1960 to 1964. It starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and, for the first two and a half seasons, George Maharis as Buz Murdock. Maharis was ill for much of the third season, during which time Tod was shown traveling on his own. Tod met Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, late in the third season, and traveled with him until the end of the fourth and final season. The series currently airs on Me-TV, My Family TV and RTV.

The Promised Land

Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway.

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The Fall From Grace

Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, and it was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it had been decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System.

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6 thoughts on “Martin Milner Died For Our Sins

  1. John, approximately 15 years ago, my wife and i traveled out west and deliberately altered our itinerary so we could travel on ,then what was left of Route 66. The reason was simple, “It was there, It was our icon. We simply wanted to do it.” The movie lore, the literary references, the Americana all merged in our day of travel to create emotions and images that I still flash on. At that time, Route 66 was in the throes of abandonment. But, there was enough of it remaining that we did, indeed, get some kicks and we can say that, “We traveled on Route 66.” We even had a meal at an old restaurant at a private airport. The food was shitty, but the emotions were not.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi, Richard! Not sure if you recognize my name or not, but we went to school at FPC together. Coincidentally, just a few days ago I was searching the Internet for your email address so I could respond to some of your writings. I’ll get back with you later as right now I’m “on the road,” having just crossed into California.

      Thanks for your comment!

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