Route 66 in Chicago

Route 66 in Chicago

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by David G. Clark
     
 

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It winds from Chicago to L.A."--so says Nat "King" Cole's classic hit "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66." Beginning in 1926, Route 66 was the only U.S. highway
providing a direct connection between the Windy City and the City of Angels; thus, it is no wonder that Route 66 would become the metaphor of the American
journey. The crescent-shaped route from the shore of

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It winds from Chicago to L.A."--so says Nat "King" Cole's classic hit "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66." Beginning in 1926, Route 66 was the only U.S. highway
providing a direct connection between the Windy City and the City of Angels; thus, it is no wonder that Route 66 would become the metaphor of the American
journey. The crescent-shaped route from the shore of Lake Michigan to the southern Pacific Coast followed a corridor blazed by Native American footpaths,
pioneer waterways, and transcontinental railroads. As the frontier moved across the Great Plains to the ocean, Chicago was the point of embarkation for people emigrating from the east, and it was the marketplace for the products harvested in the west. During the golden age of the car culture, Chicago was where people started their California trips as they took "the highway that's the best."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439635025
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/11/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
794,434
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

Historian David G. Clark has collected images symbolizing and interpreting the city and highway's shared past. The postcards, vintage and modern photographs, and periodical illustrations in Route 66 in Chicago lead to an inescapable conclusion: there could be no Route 66 without Chicago, and Chicago would be a far different place without the "Mother Road."

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Route 66 in Chicago (Images of America Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im locked outta res 1-9 and res 26 and 28
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ello
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello. My name is Dawn. My father is Posideon and my mother is Aphrodite. I was born blind with pale bluish gray blurry eyes. I have sandy blond hair and a nice figure just like my mother's or not like I would know that is just what my father told me. All I know is that my father is this big hot shot who doesn't have time for his kids especially the blind ones. And so left me with my perfect perfect pretty mother who is also busy.. sent me away to this camp. Plus, she sent me away becuase I create disasters uncontrollably. So she thinks I am helpless and I am a complete monster. She didnt say that directly to me but I can also feel the tension in the air and I can her the tone of annoyance in her voice and feel it in her posture. So now that i am here. I am just a lost girl who doesnt know anymore. I may not see but my other four senses are perfectly keen and sensitive. I can smell, feel vibrations, heat and the cold, I can taste perfectly fine and I can hear keenly as well all from miles and miles away. I am known as Posideon and Aphrodite's unfortunate daughter because they are known as the God of the Sea and Whatnot and Goddess of Pretty Perfect Things and Love.. but I can never witness all those precious things. I can never see the beautiful ocean. However, nothing I do is ever pretty. I create bad things with water or anything liquid. I create them. I create.. beautiful disasters.
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