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Haunted Route 66 : ghosts of America's legendary highway
by 1972- Southall Details
Pack the bags, hop in the car, and head west on a haunted journey of spine-tingling history and paranormal activity along legendary Route 66! This travel companion brings you from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, investigating over one hundred ghostly hot spots filled with fascinating facts and lingering spirits.
Route 66
by David Knudson Details
Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became known as 'The Mother Road' thanks to John Steinbeck's classic "The Grapes of Wrath". Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Americans travelled this great road - from those heading west during the Great Depression to postwar families taking road trips across the country - but by the 1970s four-lane highways, expressways, and tollways had largely supplanted it, and Route 66 fell into disrepair. In this book, authority David Knudson traces the fascinating story of The Mother Road from origins to decline, including the roadside attractions and cottage industries it spawned and the efforts to save and restore it.
Route 66 : images of America's Main Street
by William Kaszynski Details
Route 66 is a fixture of American culture. For the truckers, salesmen and holidaymakers who have travelled it and for the people who live along it, the road is a reminder of the bygone days of the American motoring experience. Despite time, neglect and progress, Route 66 endures. Almost all of its 2448 miles are still intact and drivable. This text allows the reader to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles and experience Route 66. It presents pictures of many of the historic landmarks and long-time businesses which have become roadside institutions to several generations of Route 66 travellers, plus some places that are relatively unknown to the average traveller. Nearly all of the places shown can be visited today. The book is also a salute to those who supported the highway over the years, including Cyrus Avery, Jack Cuthbert (Mr 66), Lucile Hamon and Campbell's 66 Express.
Route 66 : lives on the road
by Jon Robinson Details
From the rise of the automobile in the United States until the 1960s, Route 66 was the byway of choice for cross-country travel. Connecting Chicago and Los Angeles, the "Mother Road" was not only filled with vacationers and travelers, it was also lined with businesses that offered these pioneering motorists a variety of services. This nostalgic, illustrated guide presents the stories of people who lived along Route 66, traveled it, and made their living there over the course of five decades. Along with stories of Route 66 travels, the book examines the entire range of Route 66 vocations: gas, food, and lodging; museums; souvenir shops; law enforcement; wrecker operators; and more.
Route 66 : traveler's guide and roadside companion
by 1934- Snyder Details
-Nearly 30 feet of strip maps -350 towns and attractions -More highway memorabilia -Mini-tours-rentals-discounts -Chicago-L.A. mileage table
Route 66 adventure handbook
by 1956- Knowles Details
A guide to all the exuberance, splendor, and absurdity of Route 66, this reference includes details on the magnificent architecture, natural wonders, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artifacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps that dot this famous stretch of road. Painstakingly researched, this resource provides information on how to locate unmarked portions of the old highway; contact information for Route 66 associations and local visitor bureaus; maps and other navigational aids; an index of all Route 66 towns; and anecdotes, trivia, attractions, and suggested side trips. From well-known hotspots to obscure, off-the-beaten-path destinations, this inspiring guide presents a wealth of information for both first-time adventurers and seasoned travelers.
Route 66 backroads : your guide to backroad adventures from the mother road
by 1958- Hinckley Details
Branch away from the Mother Road, and you encounter gems hidden beyond today's standard motels and tourist traps---the quaint frontier communities that date back to the nation's westward expansion; the legacy of ancient native cultures; and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that have graced these lands since time immemorial. State parks, wildlife refuges, museums, historic sites, literary landmarks, and much more are there to be explored within a few hours' drive from the path of Route 66. The fifty trips included here offer new travel opportunities for the thousands of road-trippers who follow this legendary route, looking for something more.
Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks
by Joe Sonderman Details
This book will take the traveler from Crawford County to the Kansas line. Along the way, there are small towns and urban centers, hotels and motels, caf├ęs and souvenir stands.
Route 66: The Mother Road
by David Knudson Details
Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became known as 'The Mother Road' thanks to John Steinbeck's classic "The Grapes of Wrath". Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Americans travelled this great road - from those heading west during the Great Depression to postwar families taking road trips across the country - but by the 1970s four-lane highways, expressways, and tollways had largely supplanted it, and Route 66 fell into disrepair. In this book, authority David Knudson traces the fascinating story of The Mother Road from origins to decline, including the roadside attractions and cottage industries it spawned and the efforts to save and restore it.
The Complete Route 66 Lost & Found
by 1954- Olsen Details
For more than 30 years, Route 66 was America's main east-west artery, pointing the nation toward all the promise that California represented. To serve these travelers, Route 66 boasted bustling commercial hubs, many of which remain today, many more of which crumbled long ago. All of the sites included here--150 in all--are shown both during their mid-century heydays and as they appear today. Taken together, the marvelous visual and descriptive elements assembled here--period postcards and imagery, specially commissioned maps, and Olsen's own photography and capsule histories of the sites featured--comprise a unique, state-by-state look back at America's Main Street.
Updated 04/01/2015

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