Route 66 Begins
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TravisGood
N 41° 52.750 W 087° 37.500
16T E 448141 N 4636549
Quick Description: The current site near the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago where Route 66 begins for west-bound travelers (and ends one block south for east-bound travelers).
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2007 6:48:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM1A78
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BootyBuddies
Views: 124

Long Description:

Near the intersection of East Adams Street and South Michigan Ave in Chicago can be found the sign which marks the current beginning of Route 66. This terminus of the Route has been much less affected by history. East Adams Street and East Jackson Blvd have changed to one-way which separated the Begin and End of the Route. There was a time when Route 66 started at Lake Shore Drive too. However, all these spots are within close proximity of one another. All in all, a pretty clean beginning.

I also was interested in capturing the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and East Jackson Blvd because it's right on the shores of Lake Michigan. There is a romantic notion of how Route 66 runs from one huge body of water (Lake Michigan) to another (the Pacific Ocean). It makes me think of Route 66 as being "an American anthem" of sorts, as in "sea to shining sea" but on a smaller scale. Silly it may sound, I still had to capture and share it below.

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This intersection waymarker can be found at N41 52 42, W087 37 03

Americana: Other Icon

Significant Interest: Road Sign

Milestone or Marker: Beginning or Ending

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
Chicago, Il USA
60602


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