Route 66 by

Route 66
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  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Categories : Photography
  • ISBN : 9780760351628
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"A virtual roadtrip through the highway's legends, stories, people, and funky businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience"--

Route 66 by Susan Croce Kelly

Route 66
  • Author : Susan Croce Kelly
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Categories : Travel
  • 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.

Along Route 66 by Quinta Scott

Along Route 66
  • Author : Quinta Scott
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Categories : Travel
  • 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.

Route 66 in California by Glen Duncan

Route 66 In California
  • Author : Glen Duncan
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0738530379
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The "Mother Road" hauled it all, traversing the American West from Chicago to Santa Monica Beach, the last 350 miles through Southern California. For settlers, Depression-era "Okies" and "Arkies," and post-World War II families bound for suburbia, Route 66 was a migration funnel for generations. Wending through the mountains and badlands of San Bernardino County into Los Angeles County, Route 66 became a state of mind and a catchphrase for travelers everywhere, especially after singer Bobby Troupe popularized the hit song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and actors Martin Milner and George Maharis hit the road with the ragtop down and the shades on in the namesake television series that seemed to go anywhere every week. The shield of the Route 66 sign has become iconography for the growth of Southern California's economy, population, popularity, and folklore.

The Heart of Route 66 by Herb Schroeder

The Heart Of Route 66
  • Author : Herb Schroeder
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Categories : Photography
  • ISBN : 9781434381361
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This book is a souvenir photo book, of Route 66, from Seligman to Topock, Arizona. It is one of the longest, continuous stretches of Route 66. There are 42 photos in the book showing some of my favorite places. While I was gathering photos along my favorite highway, I noticed, no one has done a photo book for just our area. I have lived on or near Route 66 most of my life, so I decided to have a little fun and make a souvenir that I hope everyone will enjoy.

Route 66 in Oklahoma by Joe Sonderman

Route 66 In Oklahoma
  • Author : Joe Sonderman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0738590517
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Oklahoma is where East and West collide on Route 66, where the rolling hills that reach across its borders from Missouri and Arkansas give way to red earth and Big Sky Country. It is a land of agriculture, oil, and Native America. Route 66 stamped itself into the landscape here in 1926, extending from the state's northeast corner through Tulsa and Oklahoma City to the Texas Panhandle in the west. It was Oklahoma Highway commissioner Cyrus Avery, now known as the "Father of Route 66," who originally championed a major route stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, its pathway in Oklahoma is rich with small-town ambiance and landmarks, including many of the route's most popular attractions. From the magnificent Coleman Theatre in Miami to the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, the Mother Road across the Sooner State is an explorer's feast.

Hip to the Trip by Peter B. Dedek

Hip To The Trip
  • Author : Peter B. Dedek
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0826341942
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Introduction : why Route 66? -- "Wild" lands and "tamed" Indians : cultural stereotypes and Route 66 -- The rise of a celebrity : a short history of Route 66 -- The fall and rise of Route 66 -- Postmodern nostalgia : Route 66 has run out of kicks -- Saving the mythic ruins.

Route 66 by Tim Steil

Route 66
  • Author : Tim Steil
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  • Categories : Photography
  • 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 Arizona by Joe Sonderman

Route 66 In Arizona
  • Author : Joe Sonderman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0738579424
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Route 66 in Arizona is a ribbon tying together spectacular natural attractions such as the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert and the Meteor Crater, and Arizona may be the most spectacular state on Route 66, where the visuals are as stunning as the stories behind them. Original.

Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks by Joe Sonderman

Route 66 In The Missouri Ozarks
  • Author : Joe Sonderman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : History
  • 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 by Michael Karl Witzel

Route 66 Remembered
  • Author : Michael Karl Witzel
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  • Categories : Travel
  • 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.

Route 66 Lost Found by Russell A. Olsen

Route 66 Lost   Found
  • Author : Russell A. Olsen
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN : 9781610604994
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Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck's “Mother Road” were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike.div /DIVdivMotor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons—all are represented in this second volume of Lost & Found images from photographer Russell Olsen. As with its predecessor, Route 66 Lost & Found (2004), this new installment presents dozens of locations along Route 66's entire 2,297 miles, showing them both as in their heydays in period photographs and postcards and as they appear today. Each site is accompanied by a capsule history tracing the locale's rise and fall (and sometimes rebirth), as well as an exclusive map pointing out its location along Route 66./DIVdiv /DIV

Route 66 in Chicago by David G. Clark

Route 66 In Chicago
  • Author : David G. Clark
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0738551384
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Uses images from postcards and vintage and modern photographs to present a pictorial tour of Chicago's section of America's "Mother Road," Route 66.

The Route 66 Cookbook by Marian Clark

The Route 66 Cookbook
  • Author : Marian Clark
  • Publisher : Council Oak Books
  • Release Date : 2003-03
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 1571781285
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This is the only culinary guide to what Steinbeck dubbed "The Mother Road." It includes over 250 delicious, time-tested recipes from places like the U Drop Inn, the Covered Wagon Trading Post, the Pig Hip, and the Bungalow Inn. It is also a nostalgic recreation of the Route 66 of the past, with stories from the waitresses and cooks who poured the coffee and baked the pie. This is a gem of Americana, and a treasury of comforting dishes from a time when the flavors along the road changed as dramatically as the landscape and accents as you sped across the heartland.

Route 66 Backroads by Jim Hinckley

Route 66 Backroads
  • Author : Jim Hinckley
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2008-11-24
  • Categories : Travel
  • ISBN : 076032817X
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A lavishly illustrated guide to the natural, cultural, and historical gems hidden along the legendary highway, with 24 trips outlined for the curious traveler.

Route 66 by William Kaszynski

Route 66
  • Author : William Kaszynski
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Categories : Transportation
  • ISBN : 0786415533
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Route 66 is a fixture of American culture. For the truckers, salesmen and vacationers who have traveled it and for the people who live along it, the road is a reminder of the bygone days of the American motoring experience. Despite time, neglect and progress, Route 66 endures. Almost all of its 2,448 miles are still intact and drivable. Travel from Chicago to Los Angeles and experience Route 66 through this richly illustrated book. It presents pictures of many of the historic landmarks and longtime businesses which have become roadside institutions to several generations of Route 66 travelers, plus some places that are relatively unknown to the average traveler. Nearly all of the places shown can be visited today. The book is also a salute to those who supported the highway over the years, including Cyrus Avery, Jack Cutberth ("Mr. 66"), Lucille Hamon and Campbell's 66 Express.

Legendary Route 66 by Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel

Legendary Route 66
  • Author : Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel
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  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 1616731230
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It started in the heartland and originally ended in Los Angeles (not, contrary to myth, at the ocean). It carried truckers crossing the country, Okies fleeing the Dust Bowl, vacationers seeking the sun. It was Americas Main Street, the Mother Road, the Will Rogers Highway, and, at its dangerous curves, Bloody 66. Get your kicks on Route 66 with this wonderfully illustrated tribute to the best-loved highway in this car-loving nation. Michael Witzel shares his expertise and wealth of personal, archive, collector, and contributing photographer images in these pages, offering a nostalgic tour of the charms and oddities of this road through American cultural history. Starting in Chicago and running to Santa Monica, this book highlights the sights along the highway with historic and current photos in then-and-now pairings, and includes Route 66 postcards, road signs, trinkets, maps, brochures, and advertisements. Here we see Route 66 as it was in its heyday and as it is now, the neon glamour of yesterday versus the ghost towns of today. Witzel and his wife, Gyvel Young-Witzel, recount the highways history, its role in popular culture, and its demise, as well as the individual stories of famous sights. Several profiles of those with close ties to the Mother Road, including the woman who played Ruthie Joad in the The Grapes of Wrath film, are included.

Missouri s Haunted Route 66 by Janice Tremeear

Missouri S Haunted Route 66
  • Author : Janice Tremeear
  • Publisher : History Press (SC)
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 160949041X
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Alongside the nostalgic appeal of Route 66 lurk ghostly roadside hitchhikers, the Goatman of Rolla, amusement park spirits, Civil War dead and the shadows thrown by the mighty Thunderbird. Spanning three hundred dangerously curving miles, the stretch of the Mother Road in Missouri earned the title of "Bloody 66, "? and some of its stopping places are marked by equally grim history. The Lemp Mansion saw family members commit suicide one by one. Springfield's Pythian Castle was an orphanage before becoming a military hospital and housing World War II prisoners of war. Follow Janice Tremeear as she takes a detour down Zombie Road, peers into the matter of the Joplin Spook Light and even stays overnight in Missouri's most haunted locations to discover what makes the Show Me State such a lively place for the dead.

Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements by Joe Sonderman

Route 66 Roadside Signs And Advertisements
  • Author : Joe Sonderman
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN : 9780760349748
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Seeing this panoply of signs splashed across the pages in Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements is almost as good as taking a road trip! You can get your kicks--and pretty much anything else--on Route 66, provided you see the sign that s advertising it! Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements showcases the colorful history of commercial signage along the Mother Road. From kitschy to classy, this book includes photos of early vintage signs as well as modern signs. The vivid photos are organized according to type of establishment the signs are for, such as roadside attractions, motels, restaurants, businesses of ill repute (bars, strip clubs, etc.), and more. While Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements places emphasis on high-quality visuals, it also includes anecdotes and history about the signs that sprang up along the sides of Route 66. The most famous Route 66 signs get center-stage treatment in the book, with two-page spreads accompanied by detailed text. Such signs include icons like the Blue Swallow in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the Munger Moss in Lebanon, Missouri, the U-Drop Inn at Shamrock, Texas, and the El Vado in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additional information is included, such as background about buzzing neon lights--how these signs are actually made and how they get restored. Each image from this famous American roadway could be a postcard, so allow yourself to be rubbernecked by Route 66 Signs and Advertisements.

The Complete Route 66 Lost Found by

The Complete Route 66 Lost   Found
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  • Categories : Travel
  • ISBN : 1610600134
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Now Russell Olsen’s best-selling collections featuring Route 66 filling stations, main streets, motor courts, cafés, campgrounds, honky-tonks, truck stops, and barbecue joints as they appeared both in their heyday and today is available in one package. For more than 30 years, Route 66 was America’s main east-west artery, pointing the nation toward all the promise that California represented. To serve these travelers, Route 66 boasted bustling commercial hubs, many of which remain today, many more of which crumbled long ago. All of the sites included here—150 in all—are shown both during their mid-century heydays and as they appear today. Taken together, the marvelous visual and descriptive elements assembled here—period postcards and imagery, specially commissioned maps, and Olsen’s own photography and capsule histories of the sites featured—comprise a unique, state-by-state look back at America’s Main Street.