Along Route 66

Along Route 66


  • Release: 2000
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 308 page
  • ISBN: 0806132507
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"Along Route 66" describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built, lived in and made a living from them. With striking images and unforgettable histories, Scott has documented the culture of America's most famous road. 250 photos.

Greetings from Route 66

Greetings from Route 66


  • Release: 2010-10-16
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781610603973
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John Steinbeck famously christened Route 66 America’s “Mother Road” in The Grapes of Wrath, and that chapter about Tom Joad’s exodus is just one of the classic pieces collected in this ultimate anthology. Here’s history, roadside attractions, pop culture, ghost stories—even recipes from famous greasy spoons. And it’s all illustrated with the largest collection of vintage art, postcards, travel decals, collectibles, and other memorabilia ever amassed. This is a truly a worthy tribute to the Main Street of America.

Route 66

Route 66


  • Release: 1990
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 0806122919
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U.S. Highway 66 was always different from other roads. During the decades it served American travelers, Route 66 became the subject of a world-famous novel, an Oscar-winning film, a hit song, and a long running television program. The 2,000 mile concrete slab also became a seven-year obsession for Susan Croce Kelly and Quinta Scott. They traveled Route 66, photographing buildings, knocking on doors, and interviewing the people who had built the buildings and run the businesses along the highway. Drawing on the oral tradition of those rural Americans who populated the edge of old Route 66, Scott and Kelly have pieced together the story of a highway that was conceived in Tulsa, Oklahoma; linked Chicago to Los Angeles; and played a role in the great social changes of the early twentieth century. Using the words of the people themselves and documents they left behind, Kelly describes the life changes of Route 66 from the dirt-and-gravel days until the time when new technology and different life-styles decreed that it be abandoned to the small towns it had nurtured over the course of thirty years. Scott's photographic essay shows the faces of those 66 people and gives a feeling of what can be seen along the old highway today, from the seminal highway architecture to the grainfields of the Illinois prairie, the windbent trees of western Oklahoma, the emptiness of New Mexico, and the bustling pier where the highway ends on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.

Route 66

Route 66


  • Release: 1996
  • Publisher: Zeta Pub
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 0918376181
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With prose supplementing modern and vintage photographs, the author tells how motorists can still travel over the remnants of Route 66, enjoying beautiful scenery and interesting people.

Route 66

Route 66


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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1610604989
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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 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.

Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks

Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 127 page
  • ISBN: 0738560308
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Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks picks up the journey west where its companion book, Route 66 in St. Louis, leaves off. As Bobby Troup's song says, Route 66 travels "more than 2,000 miles all the way." But one would be hard-pressed to "Show Me" a more scenic and historic segment than the Missouri Ozarks. The highway is lined with buildings covered with distinctive Ozark rock. It winds through a region of deep forests, sparkling streams, hidden caves, and spectacular bluffs. This book will take the traveler from Crawford County to the Kansas line. Along the way, there are small towns and urban centers, hotels and motels, cafés and souvenir stands. Take the time to explore Missouri's Route 66--it is waiting at the next exit.

Route 66 Remembered

Route 66 Remembered


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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1610605004
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First Time in Paperback! Author Michael Witzel spent years travelling the Mother Road collecting mementos of life and folklore that make up the most famous road in America. Two lanes of concrete and asphalt stretched through eight states, rolling and wandering from Chicago to Los Angeles. Route 66 was road tripping at its finest. This incredible collection of historical photographs shows you all the attractions and towns as they were then and as they are today. Richly illustrated with archival photographs, contemporary shots of defunct locations and plenty of nostalgic advertisements.