Route 66

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More than three decades after Route 66 went by the wayside, so to speak, it remains a nostalgic signifier of a 50-year period when cross-country travel was synonomous with meeting interesting characters, absorbing marvelous new sights, and stopping to check the oil along the way. In this colorful biopic of the "Mother Road," author Tim Steil retraces the wandering path of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, returning home with a scrapbook of new color photography and evocative period imagery profiling ...

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Overview

More than three decades after Route 66 went by the wayside, so to speak, it remains a nostalgic signifier of a 50-year period when cross-country travel was synonomous with meeting interesting characters, absorbing marvelous new sights, and stopping to check the oil along the way. In this colorful biopic of the "Mother Road," author Tim Steil retraces the wandering path of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, returning home with a scrapbook of new color photography and evocative period imagery profiling businesses and attractions that continue to operate alongside Route 66 despite the demise of the legendary two-lane. The result is a unique look at motels, service stations, restaurants, truck stops, and museums, and the colorful folks who continue to whittle out a livelihood along Route 66 despite the death of the road trip as spelled out by the vapor trails overhead.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760307472
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Enthusiast Color Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 290,748
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Chapter 1 Illinois: Shiny Side Up, Muddy Side Down 9
Chapter 2 Missouri: Down the Old Wire Road 21
Chapter 3 Kansas: The Few, The Proud 29
Chapter 4 Oklahoma: Barbecue bor Breakfast 33
Chapter 5 Texas: Drive Friendly 47
Chapter 6 New Mexico: Urauium Below--Cobalt Above 59
Chapter 7 Arizona: Here It Is! 69
Chapter 8 California: The Garden of Eden 83
Epilogue 95
Index 96
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2001

    The Best

    This is the best Route 66 book i have ever read in my life. The pictures range from breathtaking to amusing and the writing is fresh and clean.

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