Route 66 Adventure Handbook: Turbocharged Fourth Edition

Route 66 Adventure Handbook: Turbocharged Fourth Edition

by Drew Knowles

Paperback(Fourth Edition)

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Route 66 Adventure Handbook is your personal guide to the vanishing American roadside, with all of its exuberance, splendor, and absurdity.

For this updated and expanded fourth edition, Drew Knowles has included it all: magnificent architecture, natural wonders, Art Deco masterpieces, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artifacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps. The addition of city maps, showing the multiple paths of Route 66 and displaying the exact locations of points of interest, is a major improvement over the already critically acclaimed third edition of the book. The fourth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and the addition of dozens of new attractions.

Filled with wonderfully quirky side trips and fun bits of trivia, Route 66 Adventure Handbook is the most authoritative resource for anyone looking to explore the Mother Road. Fasten your seatbelts!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595800596
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Route 66 Adventure Handbook
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Drew Knowles is a photographer and writer with insatiable interests in ruins, ghost towns, cemeteries, automobilia, and Route 66. His Route 66 work in particular enjoys wide appeal. Knowles’ photography has been exhibited in the state Route 66 museums of Texas and Oklahoma, and approximately one hundred of his photographic works are on permanent display at the MCI Communications facility in Springfield, Missouri. Knowles is a member of the Texas Photographic Society, the Society for Commercial Archaeology, and the National Historic Route 66 Federation.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Knudson 7

Introduction Michael Wallis 9

Author's Preface 13

What Is Route 66, Anyway? 15

Why Travel Route 66? 19

Get the Most from Your Route 66 Adventure 23

How to Use This Handbook 27

How to Find Route 66 29

Illinois 42

Missouri 100

Kansas 156

Oklahoma 170

Texas 242

New Mexico 272

Arizona 324

California 364

Other Routes of Interest 414

Travelers' Services 422

Bibliography & Recommended Reading 427

Index 429

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