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Seeing Historic Route 66 from Above

2017 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Route 66 was established in November 1926. Named "The Mother Road" by John Steinbeck, the route is a cultural icon of America, symbolizing mobility and freedom.

We mark the route with this satellite mosaic and a combination of historical aerial photos and current aerial imagery from the USGS EROS Center archive.


This Landsat 8 mosaic of the US was created by Descartes Labs, ( and used with permission.

Descartes Lab