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History -- Modern Marvels Route 66

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  • Producers: Hearst
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: A&E Television Networks
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2008
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CUB6BE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,224 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Route 66, encompassing eight states from Illinois to California and 2,400 miles, represented an American myth--that something better lay over the rainbow. Today, one can trace its remnant along byways, bridges, and abandoned roadside attractions. Route 66began in the early 20th century when a confluence of technologies--automotive, steel construction, and concrete paving--merged with population explosion, westward migration, and prosperity after WWI. The federal government responded with highway bills that converted existing roadways into an interstate called Route 66. Later, WWII highlighted the need for a strategic system similar to Germany's Autobahn--wider, safer, and more advanced. As federal and state governments worked on a superhighway, millionssought "their kicks on Route 66." By 1985, the abandoned roadway no longer "officially" existed, yet, it remains a destination for nostalgic travelers wishing to recapture a simpler, more adventurous era.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Marvels: Route 66 May 28, 2009
When I was 14 I travelled Rt 66 with my parents. As young as I was it felt very special to me and I never forgot it. I saw this video on the History Channel and when it came available for purchase, I bought it.

Actually, I bought it as a gift for my husband because he's travelled it also and we both felt a connection to that road. We have friends in Flagstaff, AZ and they live just minutes from 66 that still runs through town -- always a pleasure to be there. We love this DVD because it gives history, pictures, and memories of a great time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Documentary, but not worth the price January 17, 2014
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As with many History Channel documentaries, I learned quite a bit about the subject matter. However, for the $24.95 that I paid, I expected quite a bit more.
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