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US-6 route signs, 1961 style
US-6 route signs, 1961 style

Here's where you can find what we have published previously. Pages are posted in trip order, with the introduction page at the top and followed by Day 1 of the trip. If you missed a page or just want to reread a favorite, you've found the right place!

Route US-6 - Introduction to The Longest Highway - March 5, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 1 - Provincetown, Massachusetts to Chatham, Massachusetts - March 28, 2012

 
crab on the beach, Cape-Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
crab on the beach, Cape-Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

Route US-6 - Day 2 - Chatham, Massachusetts to Sandwich, Massachusetts - April 23, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 3 - Sandwich, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island - June 19, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 4 - Providence, Rhode Island to Hartford, Connecticut - July 16, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 5 - Hartford, Connecticut to Danbury, Connecticut - July 30, 2012

 
Old Statehouse, Hartford, Connecticut
Old Statehouse, Hartford, Connecticut

Route US-6 - Day 6 - Danbury, Connecticut to Milford, Pennsylvania - August 27, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 7 - Milford, Pennsylvania to Scranton, Pennsylvania - October 8, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 8 - Scranton, Pennsylvania to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania - November 5, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 9 - Wellsboro, Pennsylvania to Warren, Pennsylvania - November 27, 2012

Route US-6 - Day 10 - Warren, Pennsylvania to Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania - February 21, 2013

 
Kirschs Corry Drive-In, Corry, Pennsylvania
Kirschs Corry Drive-In, Corry, Pennsylvania is just one of many drive-in theaters along US-6.

If you’re planning your own Roadtrip-'62 ™ across Pennsylvania, check out the ideas, maps and more at The PA Route 6 Alliance. They helped me when researching this trip.

Route US-6 - Day 11 - Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania to Euclid, Ohio - May 12, 2013

Route US-6 - Day 12 - Euclid, Ohio to Cleveland, Ohio - June 11, 2013

Route US-6 - Day 13 - Cleveland, Ohio to Lakewood, Ohio - August 16, 2013

Route US-6 - Day 14 - Lakewood, Ohio to Huron, Ohio - October 7, 2013

Route US-6 - Day 15 - Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio - November 4, 2013

 
Cedar Point Sky Ride, 1962 postcard
Cedar Point Sky Ride, 1962 (Postcard image from Jason Hammond, used by permission.)

Route US-6 - Day 16 - Sandusky, Ohio to Napoleon, Ohio - December 23, 2013

Route US-6 - Day 17 - Napoleon, Ohio to Nappanee, Indiana - January 27, 2014

Route US-6 - Day 18 - Nappanee, Indiana to Joliet, Illinois - February 24, 2014

Route US-6 - Day 19 - Joliet, Illinois to Princeton, Illinois - April 28, 2014

Route US-6 - Day 20 - Princeton, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa - May 26, 2014

 
Original Mr. Quick Hamburgers, East Moline, Illinois
Original Mr. Quick Hamburgers, East Moline, Illinois (Photo from Flashback Moline, used by permission)

Route US-6 - Day 21 - Davenport, Iowa to Iowa City, Iowa - October 6, 2014

Route US-6 - Day 22 - Iowa City, Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa - November 17, 2014

Route US-6 - Day 23 - Sightseeing in Des Moines, Iowa - December 16, 2014

Route US-6 - Day 24 - Des Moines, Iowa to Council Bluffs, Iowa - January 12, 2015

Route US-6 - Day 25 - Omaha, Nebraska - February 9, 2015

 
Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village 1974 brochure
Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village 1974 brochure. Like most other things about the place, the brochure was probably not changed much from 1962.

Route US-6 - Day 26 - Omaha, Nebraska to Lincoln, Nebraska - February 24, 2015

Route US-6 - Day 27 - Lincoln, Nebraska to Hastings, Nebraska - March 28, 2015

Route US-6 - Day 28 - Hastings, Nebraska to Imperial, Nebraska - May 4, 2015

Route US-6 - Day 29 - Imperial, Nebraska to Denver, Colorado - September 1, 2015

 
Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, ca. 1960
Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, ca. 1960 before freeway construction. (postcard from online auction)

Route US-6 - Day 30 - Denver, Colorado to Golden, Colorado - September 21, 2015

Route US-6 - Day 31 - Golden, Colorado to Glenwood Springs, Colorado - December 21, 2015

Route US-6 - Day 32 - Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Green River, Utah - May 9, 2016

Route US-6 - Day 33 - Green River, Utah to Baker, Nevada - July 18, 2016

 
Highway US-6 across Nevada desert
Highway US-6 across Nevada desert (Photo by Doug Kerr at Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.)

Route US-6 - Day 34 - Baker, Nevada to Bishop, California - September 13, 2016

Route US-6 - Day 35 - Bishop, California to Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California - November 1, 2016

Route US-6 - Day 36 - Burbank, California to Long Beach, California - January 16, 2017

Route US-6 - Epilogue, Long Beach, California - February 9, 2017

   
NBC Studios, Burbank, California, 1958
NBC Studios, Burbank, California, 1958 (Photo by Frank Thomas, courtesy of Wes Clark at Burbankia.)
 

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