Originally Posted by DumpJerry
Ok, old timers and highway buffs, maybe you have the answer to this question.
In the scene leading up to the gas station scene, they show the KC Monarchs bus on the road and the caption said it was on an Interstate highway (I think it said I-24). The Interstate highway system was not created until the late 1950's. Was this a mistake? Was it supposed to be U.S Route XX?
I-24 runs through Nashville and involves a bit of Illinois and Kentucky, and into Georgia. I-44 cuts diagonally across Missouri and is one of the interstates that follows the old heavily traveled U.S. 66 route. Neither existed in the 1940s. The Interstate system was an Eisenhower project begun in the 1950s. When my family was moving from the Chicago area to Dallas at the end of 1964, I-44 wasn't finished yet. I remember my father exclaiming in frustration that they call the good roads 44 nd the bad road 66.
Yes, that would have been a screw up, like having modern-style football goalposts in movies set in the 1960s.