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What novel gave Route 66 its nickname, “The Mother Road”?

 1 : Introduction to the question “What novel gave Route 66 its nickname, “The Mother Road”?
…1. Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” 2. John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” 3. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” 4. Joseph Heller’s “Catch 22”

answer for the question What novel gave Route 66 its nickname, “The Mother Road”? is :

John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” – John Steinbeck did more than write epic American novels. In “The Grapes of Wrath,” he coined the nickname for arguably the most iconic American highway in history: Route 66. As his migratory characters traveled across the country during the Dust Bowl, Steinbeck used a chapter to elaborate on Route 66, writing, “HIGHWAY 661 is the main migrant road. 66 — the long concrete path across the country, waving gently up and down on the map, from Mississippi to Bakersfield — over the red lands and the gray lands, twisting up into the mountains, crossing the Divide and down into the bright and terrible desert, and across the desert to the mountains again, and into the rich California valleys. 66 is the path of a people in flight…” Although Steinbeck never traveled west as a migrant, he did drive Route 66 in 1937, accompanied by his wife.:

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