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Los Angeles

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Jona Kirchen

on 5 February 2014

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Los Angeles

Route 66
I. Facts about Route 66
II. Cities
III. Landscapes
IV. Movies
V. Songs
VI. Sources
Some people call it "The Mother Road", "The Main Street of America" or "The Will Rogers Highway"
opened in 1926
is 2448 miles long
crosses 8 states and 3 timezones
Route 66 was a famous TV show from 1960 till 1964
starts in Chicago, ends in L.A.: some people think that it's historically wrong
Route 66 starts here
means "Checagou" (= wild onion)
in 1818 it was one of the most important places for trade
it's also called "Windy City", because you can't know how the weather will be five minutes later
at Lake Michigan
Born to be wild
Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way

I like smoke and lightnin'
Heavy metal thunder
Racing in the wind
And the feeling that I'm under
-> feeling of freedom, when you're are driving on Route 66
-> adventures you can have on Route 66
-> desire for driving on a highway
-> desire for nature: "Born to be wild!"

- "The Home of Abraham Licoln"
- in 1837, Springfield became the capital
city of Illinois
- Abraham Licoln lived here until 1861
- has over 113000 habitants
- the most popular Springfield in the US
(there are over 30)
East bound and down
East bound and down, loaded up and truckin',
we're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm east bound, just watch ol' "Bandit" run.
-> theme of "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977)
-> traveling from East to West
-> "watch old"Bandit" run": Bandit is a trucker
-> talks about the story of Bandit
Oklahoma City
- it's the capital city of Oklahoma
- has 599,199 habitants
- biggest city in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma means "Land of the
Red People"
- The Oklahoma City bombing of
April 19, 1995 is the considered
the largest domestic terrorist attack
in the nation's history (until September 11, 2011)
117 min
$ 244 million
Story about Lightning McQueen and his adventures.

(New Mexico)
- was founded in 1706 and
is one of the nation's oldest
inland communities
- has 555,417 habitants
- when Route 66 had been opened,
the population gained:
1940 35,449 33.4%
1950 96,815 173.1%
1960 201,189 107,8%
(Get your kicks on) Route 66
Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
more than two thousand miles all the way
get your kicks on Route 66

Well goes from St. Louis down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
you'll see Amarillo and Gallup New Mexico
Flagstaff Arizona don't forget Wynona
Kingman Barstow San Bernadino
-> many covers (for example: Rolling Stones)
-> trip on Route 66
-> popular cities and sights around Route 66
-> many rimes: "Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty"
-> Bluessong
Los Angeles
- "Arizona's Cool Mountain Town"
- Route 66 runs directly through Flagstaff
- has 67,468 habitants
- Humphreys Peak (highest point of Arzona: 12,633 feet = 3,851 m)
- "Gate to Grand Canyon"
- Settlers who travelled from East to West, gave the city the name when they celebrated the United States Centennial
Special Landscapes
Grand Canyon
Painted Desert
Meteor Crater
Petrified Forest
(California; L.A.)
- has 3,857,799 habitants
- coastline from Malibu to Long
Beach with over 75 miles
- most popular city of California
- more than 300 museums
- a "paradise of good weather"
- Walk of fame with over
2,482 stars (growing by one or
two a month), Staples Center,
Los Angeles Philharmonic

(Jerry Reed)
Wild Hogs
On the road again
100 min
German title: Born to be wild: Saumäßig unterwegs

A group of suburban biker wannabes looking for adventure hit the open road.
(1968; Canned Heat)
Well, I'm so tired of crying
But I'm out on the road again
I'm on the road again
Well, I'm so tired of crying
But I'm out on the road again

I'm on the road again
You know the first time I traveled
Out in the rain and snow
In the rain and snow
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