Route 66 On The Air
W6A - Santa Monica and W6B - Los Angeles
9 - 17 September 2023
The 24th Anniversary of this Amateur Radio Special Event
Celebrating the 97th Anniversary of Route 66

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Route 66 Map - West LA through Santa Monica

From downtown Los Angeles Route 66 turns west to follow Sunset Blvd. onto Santa Monica Blvd. to Hollywood. Although Route 66 follows Santa Monica Blvd., in Hollywood, most of tourist attractions such as Chinese Theater are located on Hollywood Blvd. north of Santa Monica Blvd. The route travels on the south of Beverly Hills, and continues west past Westwood.

In 1935 Route 66 was extended from Los Angels to Santa Monica. It follows Santa Monica Blvd. and comes to an end at Ocean Ave. by Palisades Park, a palm-lined bluff, two blocks north of the city's landmark pier.

Old Standard Oil Map Showing Route 66 through California


Driving towards the end of the Santa Monica Pier

Shown in this picture is the Santa Monica Ballroom - Home of Spade Cooley, the "King of Western Swing".  Cooley's 18 month engagement at the pier ballroom was record breaking for the early half of the 1940s. His "Shame on You", was recorded in December of 1944, and was No.1 on the country charts for two months. On August 5, 1948 television station KTLA broadcast his show live - the first ever live broadcast of a variety show.

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