California Historic US Route 66 highway marker



Starting in 1964, California sought to clean up the highway numbering across the state. The introduction of the Interstate Highway System had led to many of the US routes criss-crossing the state to become redundant. Many roads had both an Interstate number and one or more of these older numbers. Thus, they were gradually done away with. By 1974, California had entirely eliminated US Route 66 from within its boundaries. The following year, older highways that had once carried it had special Historic US Route 66 signage installed along them marking the former path of the famous highway.

Our replica of California’s US 66 Historic Route signs is made to the exact standards used from 1975 to the present day. It includes a US 66 shield in the style used by the California Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, circa 1949. The route marker is printed with extra-bright white dots on the numerals, simulating the Stimsonite reflectors that would have been found on the original sign. The words “HISTORIC ROUTE” appear above and below the US 66 marker. Relive the golden age of American automobilia with our replica; it makes a perfect addition to your garage, bar, man cave, or anywhere else needing a touch of Southern California flair!

Our US 66 Historic Route sign is printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. Its finish is glossy but non-reflective, and will survive even the desert climes that much of US 66 passed through in California. And of course, it makes a great interior decor item, too! Mounting holes are pre-drilled to make installation easy.  Choose one of the following sizes:

  • 9.6 in. × 12 in.
  • 16 in. × 20 in.
  • 24 in. × 30 in.
  • 32 in. × 40 in.

…or any size you want, with a custom order! We can fully customize any sign in our library. And, of course, if you want a road sign that’s not on our site, whether it’s from California or elsewhere, we can hook you up! Just contact Jake to get started.

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