Lost America: The Abandoned Roadside West

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A stunningly photographed examination of the roadside icons that dot America's landscape. Lost America celebrates the boom-to-bust towns, aircraft bone yards, and filling stations of days past that were sacrificed at the altars of speed and technology and relegated to windswept desert plains and abandoned fields. The eye-catching and memorable photography is complemented with a succinct text history that details the rise and fall of each subject. The result is an impressive tour of an America still standing, yet ...

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Overview

A stunningly photographed examination of the roadside icons that dot America's landscape. Lost America celebrates the boom-to-bust towns, aircraft bone yards, and filling stations of days past that were sacrificed at the altars of speed and technology and relegated to windswept desert plains and abandoned fields. The eye-catching and memorable photography is complemented with a succinct text history that details the rise and fall of each subject. The result is an impressive tour of an America still standing, yet largely forgotten.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760314906
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Foreword: Blue Ghosts of a History Gone 5
Chapter 1 Where the Lanes Are Wide 9
Chapter 2 Drive In, Drive Out 39
Chapter 3 The Last Resort 75
Chapter 4 Salvage 99
A Note on Technique 126
Index 127
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Hidden Beauty of the Bygone Era

    This is not only a very interesting book, but a historic traveling guide to or near these abandoned & forgotten places of interest from the bygone era. I am a native So. Californian of the 50's & 60's; I recently had the pleasure of escorting my family, from Oregon, for a week-long trip to the most Southern part of California. They were amazed at the hidden beauty & secret places to visit that only few are aware of. This book was used as a reference guide & has become a renewed interest with our family & friends. It has been read from cover to cover several times!

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