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Roadtrippers Route 66

Author : Parent ROADTRIPPERS,Tatiana Parent
Publisher : Roadtrippers
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Automobile travel
ISBN : 1649010001

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Roadtrippers Route 66 by Parent ROADTRIPPERS,Tatiana Parent Pdf

This guide to road-tripping along Route 66 presents the highway's very best stops--and it's the only guidebook with a fully integrated app.

Greetings from Route 66

Author : Voyageur Press
Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
Page : 247 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2010-10-16
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781610603973

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Greetings from Route 66 by Voyageur Press Pdf

Take the scenic route with this colorful collection of vintage art, photos, history, and trivia celebrating the historic highway. 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 wide-ranging anthology. You’ll find 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 Route 66 memorabilia ever amassed. This is truly a worthy tribute to the Main Street of America.

Here We Are . . . on Route 66

Author : Jim Hinckley
Publisher : Motorbooks International
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2022-01-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9780760371992

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Here We Are . . . on Route 66 by Jim Hinckley Pdf

Here We Are . . . on Route 66 explores America’s fabled “Mother Road,” following Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica and offering an expert look back at vanished attractions—and sites still drawing thousands each year.

Road Trip USA

Author : Jamie Jensen
Publisher : Moon Travel
Page : 1696 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-03-20
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781640493858

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Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen Pdf

The Road Awaits! Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with Road Trip USA! Inside you'll find: 11 of America's favorite road trips with a flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and more Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities across the country Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of America both then and now Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who cruised nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the road!

The American Dream?

Author : Shing Yin Khor
Publisher : Zest Books
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2019-08-06
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781942186373

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The American Dream? by Shing Yin Khor Pdf

As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what “America” meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people and sunlight and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath - a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. Those contrasting ideas have stuck with Shing ever since, even now that she lives and works in LA. The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66 is Shing’s attempt to find what she can of both of these Americas on a solo journey (small adventure-dog included) across the entire expanse of that iconic road, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago. And what begins as a road trip ends up as something more like a pilgrimage in search of an American landscape that seems forever shifting, forever out of place.

Travel Route 66

Author : Jim Hinckley
Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03-15
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781627881333

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Travel Route 66 by Jim Hinckley Pdf

Take the ultimate road trip along America’s longest attraction and discover the cities, restaurants, roadside attractions, and more—from Illinois to California. Long one of America’s most cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year. While stretches of the once-glorious road have been paved over or bypassed by the interstates, the journey from Chicago to Santa Monica along the path of the “double six” remains chock-full of unique roadside attractions, spectacular natural landscapes, and fascinating historical landmarks. Communities throughout each of the eight states touched by the “Main Street of America” —Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California—have embraced this vital piece of American history and offer a vast array of opportunities to experience the grandeur as well as the lost innocence of the glory days of Route 66. In Travel Route 66, Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway’s 2,500 miles. In addition to specific recommendations for places to visit, eat, and spend the night, Hinckley presents history for the highway and its attractions and suggests detours and daytrips off the beaten path, all while providing a vivid picture of the road that has long captured the imaginations of travelers from throughout the world. Illustrated with a wealth of color photos and vintage memorabilia, Travel Route 66 is a practical and entertaining guide to the America’s Mother Road.

Route 66 Still Kicks

Author : Rick Antonson
Publisher : Skyhorse
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2012-08-15
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781620875551

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Route 66 Still Kicks by Rick Antonson Pdf

“You’ll never understand America until you’ve driven Route 66—that’s old Route 66—all the way,” a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. “It’s the most famous highway in the world.” With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This travelogue follows Rick and his travel companion Peter along 2,400 miles through eight states from Chicago to Los Angeles as they discover the old Route 66. With surprising and obscure stories about Route 66 personalities like Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Dorothea Lange, Cyrus Avery (the Father of Route 66), the Harvey Girls, Mickey Mantle, and Bobby Troup (songwriter of “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66”), Antonson’s fresh perspective reads like an easy drive down a forgotten road: winding, stopping now and then to mingle with the locals and reminisce about times gone by, and then getting stuck in the mud, sucked into its charms. Rick mixes hilarious anecdotes of happenstance travel with the route’s difficult history, its rise and fall in popularity, and above all, its place in legend. The author has committed part of his book’s proceeds to the preservation work of the National Route 66 Federation.

Traveling Route 66

Author : Nick Freeth
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Page : 410 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Travel
ISBN : 0806133260

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Traveling Route 66 by Nick Freeth Pdf

An entertaining travelogue follows the legendary highway over more than two thousand miles of road leading from Chicago to Los Angeles, describes the many landmarks along the way, and discusses the significance of Route 66 in terms of American history and culture. Original.

Billy Connolly's Route 66

Author : Billy Connolly
Publisher : Sphere
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2011-09-15
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780748129959

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Billy Connolly's Route 66 by Billy Connolly Pdf

Follow much-loved Scottish comedian Billy Connolly across Route 66 on this unforgettable journey, filled with music, modern history and hilarious stories. Billy Connolly first dreamed of taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 when he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time - and now he's finally had the chance to do it. Travelling every one of its 2,278 miles on his custom-make motorbike, Billy's journey takes him past many of the best-known icons in the US: the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and the funky neon-lit gas stations and diners that once lined the route. Billy also has the chance to get to know the people who call it home, from Mervin the Amish carpenter, to fellow banjo enthusiast and obsessive instrument collector Rob, to Angel, one of the many people determined to keep the spirit of the Mother Road alive. Funny, touching and inspiring in equal measure, the tales he gathers on the way tell the story of modern America. With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the gregariousness that has made him a comedy legend, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip

Author : Tom Cotter
Publisher : Motorbooks International
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2016-10-15
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9780760351703

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Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip by Tom Cotter Pdf

Tom Cotter is barn picking along Route 66! Motorbooks' newest collector car title records his journey and incredible automotive finds.

The Road to You

Author : Marilyn Brant
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2013-09
Category : Adventure stories
ISBN : 0989316041

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The Road to You by Marilyn Brant Pdf

"Until I found Gideon's journal in the tool shed - locked in the cedar box where I'd once hidden my old diary - I'd been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that" --

Rampage Along Route 66

Author : David Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2021-12-15
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798985199208

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Rampage Along Route 66 by David Johnson Pdf

A true crime story about a crime spree that occurred in February 1971. Parole sex offender Bertram Greenberg murdered a teenage girl in Griffith Park and then fled along Route 66 (and I-40). He killed two Arizona Highway Patrolmen, then kidnapped a young couple and forced them to drive him north of Gallup, NM where he sexually assaulted the wife and then shot them both. She lived and then walked two miles for help. The couple's stolen Volkswagen was spotted by officers with the Grants NM Police Department, who chased it, forced him off the road, and then shot him to death.

Ghost Towns of Route 66

Author : Jim Hinckley
Publisher : Voyageur Press
Page : 163 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2020-10-27
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780760369692

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Ghost Towns of Route 66 by Jim Hinckley Pdf

Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than 60 ghost towns along the Mother Road, rich in stories and history! The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Illustrated with gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography by Kerrick James, this book tours dozens of ghost towns in: Illinois (Braidwood, Braceville, Gardner, Dwight, Bloomington, Funks Grove, Springfield) Missouri (Rolla, Dootlittle, Springfield, Halltown, Paris Springs Junction, Avilla, Carthage, Joplin) Kansas (Galena, Riverton, Baxter Springs) Oklahoma (Narcissa, Afton, Tulsa, Warwick, Bridgeport, Foss, Elk City, Erick, Texola) Texas (Shamrock, McLean, Alanreed, Jericho, Amarillo, Glenrio) New Mexico (San Jon, Tucumari, Montoya, Newkirk, Cuervo, Dilia, Tecolote, Santa Fe, Thoreau, Gallup) Arizona (Lupton, Chambers, Two Guns, Flagstaff, Truxton, Hackberry, Kingman, Goldroad, Oatman) California (Needles, Goffs, Essex, Cadiz, Chambless, Amboy, Ludlow, Newberry Springs, Daggett, Barstow) This edition also includes directions and travel tips for your ghost-town explorations along Route 66, as well as a fold-out map of the Mother Road. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America's favorite highway!

Legendary Route 66

Author : Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1616731230

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

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.

Along Route 66

Author : Quinta Scott
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2001-11-15
Category : Travel
ISBN : 080613383X

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Along Route 66 by Quinta Scott Pdf

It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Instead, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels. The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times. The designs of buildings and signs served as invitations for passing travelers to stop, fill their tanks, have a bite, and stay the night. Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With striking black-and-white images and unforgettable oral histories of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has docomented the culture of America’s most famous road.