Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This Day in Television History

On October 7, 1960 the television series "Route 66" aired its first episode. Each week for four years we were enthralled with the adventures of Buz and Tod as they traveled this iconic American highway in Tod's blue Chevrolet Corvette. According to JR Manning (whose blog has some interesting information on this great series), the first year the car was blue, but was changed to a tan color for the last three years.

Interested in Route 66? Check out the library's Armchair Adventures blog as they virtually travel the Mother Road.

Extra credit: Who coined the term Mother Road in the first place?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John Steinbeck in Grapes of Wrath