Ghost Towns of Route 66

Ghost Towns of Route 66

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by Jim Hinckley, Kerrick James
     
 

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Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boom towns built around oil wells, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than 25 ghost towns, rich in stories and history,

Overview

Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boom towns built around oil wells, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than 25 ghost towns, rich in stories and history, complemented by gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography by Kerrick James. Also includes directions and travel tips for your ghost-town explorations along Route 66.

Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760338438
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
355,894
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Since his childhood, Jim Hinckley dreamed of being an author. After numerous detours into truck driving, mining, ranching, and a variety of other endeavors, he turned to writing a weekly column on automotive history for his local newspaper, the Kingman Daily Miner, in his adopted hometown of Kingman, Arizona.

From that initial endeavor more than twenty years ago, Hinckley has written extensively on his two primary passions: automotive history and travel. He is a regular contributor to Route 66, American Road, Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he was an associate editor at Cars & Parts. Book reviews and original features on automotive history and travel can be found on his blog, www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com and on his popular podcast, Jim Hinckley's America & Route 66 Adventures.

Kerrick James has been a professional photographer for more than twenty years. He specializes in travel imagery, and he is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways, Sunset, National Geographic Adventure, and Alaska Airlines Magazine. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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Ghost Towns of Route 66 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to take on the ride!      Is it a photo book or a history book? It could be BOTH!      Tons of information here. Just a fun read by itself, but it happens to be packed with all kinds of great pictures! They could tell a story by themselves. This would be a great book to take along if you are traveling the route! It would be a great guide book but dont' let that stop you from just picking it up to read!
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