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Route 66

Route 66 is one of the oldest and most famous highways in the United States of America.  Once called the “Main Street” of America, it originates in Chicago, Illinois and arrives in Santa Monica, California crossing through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona for a total of almost 2,500 miles.  Route 66 has always been a symbol of travelling across the USA in America’s favorite means of transportation.  In fact, references to the famous road can be found not only in classics such as Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, but also more recently as the setting for Disney’s Cars and the popular video game Grand Theft Auto.

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Car culture in the USA

Cars have always been a great part of American culture, from the invention of the Model T Ford and the success of the American automobile industry to today’s SUVs, or Sports Utility Vehicles, imported all over the world.  Cars and highways are part of Americans’ daily lives.  Many people “commute” an hour or more to and from work every day.  But it is not only for working that people use their cars.  Drive-Ins and Drive-thrus tell you a lot about the American people.  They don’t need to get out of their cars to see a movie or even to have a meal!

 

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