U.S. Route 66, often referred to as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Running from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926. As United States highways were updated, Route 66 became more of an American right of passage, known for its historical landmarks and roadside attractions. Each year, thousands of Americans take the journey along Route 66, one of the most nostalgic bi-ways in America. The images in this twelve month calendar show the unique flavor, as well as beautiful landscapes from one end of the road to the other. Each outstanding image is accompanied by a large grid with moon phases and international holidays. National Geographic supports vital work in conservation, research, exploration, and education. This calendar includes a 3-year at-a-glance page and is earth friendly, printed with soya-based inks on FSC certified paper.