Despite the fact that US Route 66 was stricken from the US highway system in 1985, it is unquestionably the most well-known highway in the country today. US Route 66, the Mother Road, played a crucial role in American history. During the 1930s, thousands of farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl used it to travel west to California. It has been immortalized in popular culture through songs (most notably Bobby Troup’s “Route 66”, made famous by Nat King Cole) and literature (it is a key setting in John Steinbeck’s classic The Grapes of Wrath). The television show “Route 66” and the movie “Cars” also contributed to its fame.
Over the years, Route 66 has become a larger-than-life symbol of freedom and the spirit of the open road. It takes travelers through varied landscapes, cities, and small towns, offering a snapshot of American life. Even just within Arizona, it passes through deserts and mountains, through lonely rural areas and cities like Flagstaff and Kingman.
Our replica Arizona US Route 66 highway marker is made according to the first federal standards for signs of this type, dating to 1926. Every detail is just like the original signs were, from the shape of the shield to the font and placement of the text. Original US 66 signs are both rare and highly sought after, often commanding prices well over $1,000. Get a perfect display piece at an affordable price with our faithful replica.
Our Arizona US Route 66 sign is flat printed on heavy-duty 14-gauge steel, right here in the United States. Like the originals, it is non-reflective, with a glossy finish similar to the porcelain found on original signs used throughout the West. It also has two convenient mounting holes to make installation a breeze. We offer it in three sizes:
- 12⅜ in. × 12 in. (our scaled-down economy version for those wanting to save space or money)
- 16½ in. × 16 in. (the original size as found on the road)
- 24¾ in. × 24 in. (the size used for “oversize” markers in contexts where extra emphasis was needed)
We can make a sign like this for any combination of state and route number! We can also make the contemporary state route markers. Not only that, we’re your source for Interstate markers, state line signs, guide signs—pretty much any road sign, we can do, from Arizona or elsewhere! Getting started is easy—just contact Jake to place your custom order.