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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"--

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Genre: Photography
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Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release: 2017-04-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780760351628

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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.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Susan Croce Kelly
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release: 1990
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0806122919

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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.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Quinta Scott
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release: 2000
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 0806132507

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Glen Duncan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2005
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738530379

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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.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Herb Schroeder
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2008-04-01
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781434381361

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Joe Sonderman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2011
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738590517

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Peter B. Dedek
Publisher: UNM Press
Release: 2007
File: 169 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826341942

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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.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Tim Steil
Publisher:
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1610604989

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Joe Sonderman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2010
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738579424

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Joe Sonderman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2009
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738560308

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