Driving the length of US Route 66 is on the bucket lists of many car enthusiasts as well as those interested in mid-century US history and politics, transportation, antiques, pop culture and music. Route 66 was one of the original highways in the US Highway System, also known as the Will Rogers Highway. It passes through 8 states stretching from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA. It earned the names The Main Street of America and The Mother Road as the car became a common mode of transportation. It opened up more of America for travel, trade and migration. Route 66 was the road out of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. Community economies thrived along it's path and it inspired the song (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66, and the hit TV show Route 66. In 1985 Route 66 was entirely replaced by the new Interstate Highway System and parts of the road are now designated National Scenic Byway of the Historic Route 66.