American Culture: The Signs of Route 66

Everyone is familiar with the iconic highway marker for Route 66 and anyone taking the drive down the Mother Road will see it again and again as a road sign, painted marker on the highway, billboard, in the windows of businesses and on almost every souvenir you come across. Although this marker may be the most recognizable sign, touring Route 66 will reveal a wealth of vintage, unique and truly bizarre signs. Ranging from retro neon advertisements to quirky, hand-scrawled signs oddly placed along the roadside, these unexpected sights will be just as memorable as the most well-known roadside attractions.