This colorful blanket, woven in Pendleton's American mills, celebrates the first completely paved American highway and its legendary roadside attractions. Referred to by John Steinbeck as "the mother road," Route 66 is now a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The two-lane road formerly called America's Main Street is a bona fide pop culture icon. 2,448-mile long Route 66 began as a wagon road in 1856, and it was once the major route west from Chicago to Los Angeles. From cornfields to cacti, big city streets to the Mojave Desert, Route 66 was renowned for art deco gas stations, glowing neon signs, diners with Blue Plate specials and quirky tourist attractions. Who could forget the giant Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma? Or the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona? Today many a road trip centers on a journey down Route 66, even though it was removed from the American Highway system in 1985. Classic car fans and motorcyclists from all over the country love touring what is now a National Scenic Byway. This blanket is robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. Impressive as a wall hanging and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed.
Dimensions : 64" W x 80" H
Unnapped and felt bound
82% Pure virgin wool/18% Cotton
Made in the USA