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Route 66 once stretched unbroken from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, and reflected the importance of the automobile in 20th century American life. But it was overtaken by the interstate highway system and today only small stretches remain, like this one in Oatman, Arizona. Photo/Vicente Villamón, Cronkite News

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