Beckham County Courthouse, US 66 – Sayre, Oklahoma

"The Grapes of Wrath" - Beckham County Courthouse, US 66 - Sayre, Oklahoma

Courthouse, Route 66 - Sayre, Oklahoma

US 66 west of Albuquerque, New Mexico

One day, I was watching The Grapes of Wrath and noticed that this particular view looked very familiar. I checked our Route 66 honeymoon photos from June 2002 and saw the 2nd photo below. I don’t think I could have taken the photo of the same location and had it match more perfectly with a printed screenshot with me! We took this photo without even knowing about this particular scene!

"The Grapes of Wrath" - US 66 west of Albuquerque, New Mexico

June 2002

Route 66 - West of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Trails Arch Bridge – Route 66, Topock, Arizona

"The Grapes of Wrath" - The Joads crossing the Trails Arch Bridge - Route 66, Topock, Arizona

2002. This bridge crossing on Route 66 from Topock, Arizona into California over the Colorado River was discontinued from traffic use in 1947. Today, it supports utility and gas lines.

Old Trails Arch Bridge - old Route 66 crossing into California