Waltham's Route 66 Road

Location: Addison
Tag(s): Art and Culture
Historical Category: Local History
Video Date: 3/08/24

In 1960, CBS premiered Route 66, a TV series following two men as they drove across the country in a Corvette. Around the same time, the Vermont town of Waltham reopened a small road that linked two parts of the town, and decided to call the road "Route 66". It's not technically a US route, and it's a name that's confused map apps.

Vermont Historical Society Steve Perkins and ABC 22 & Fox 44 anchor Mike Hoey headed down to check out the street and learn a bit about how the road got its name.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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