First McDonald's was opened May 15, 1940 on Route 66 in San Bernardino, California. Pinner says: I remember the hamburger jail. We used to play in one just like that! Haven't seen one since then. Cool!
Route 66 was born in 1927. For fifty years, it headed west for 2,297 miles, beginning at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Jackson Parkway in Chicago, and terminating at the foot of the Amusement Pier in Santa Monica, California. The road traversed eight states - Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California..