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The Book Route 66
The Author Susan Croce Kelly
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date1990
Genre Travel
Pages 224
ISBN 0806122919
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Route 66 in California
The Author Glen Duncan
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 128
ISBN 0738530379
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book Along Route 66
The Author Quinta Scott
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date2000
Genre Travel
Pages 308
ISBN 0806132507
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book Route 66 A Musical Journey
The Author Mary K. Sallee
The Publisher Alfred Music
Release Date
Genre Music
Pages 40
ISBN 1457422468
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Celebrate "America's Highway" with Route 66, the latest fun-filled book from Alfred's Learning Link Series. The 8 original piano solos depict various stops along this famous route from Chicago to Los Angeles. The 2 pages preceding each piece are peppered with historical facts, "off the beaten path" stories about each state, as well as practice tips.


The Book Legendary Route 66
The Author Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel
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ISBN 1616731230
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Route 66 Still Kicks
The Author Rick Antonson
The Publisher Dundurn
Release Date2012-06-23
Genre Travel
Pages 336
ISBN 9781459704367
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Through the stories of one of Canada's most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.


The Book Route 66
The Author Tim Steil
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ISBN 1610604989
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Route 66
The Author Michael Wallis
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date1992-09-15
Genre History
Pages 256
ISBN 9780312082857
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Published two years ago to coincide with the route's sixty-sixth anniversary, the social history of Route 66, which spurred a revival of the dying American road, evokes the magic of the people and landscapes that surround it. Reprint.


The Book Route 66
The Author
The Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date2017-04-01
Genre Photography
Pages 160
ISBN 9780760351628
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "A virtual roadtrip through the highway's legends, stories, people, and funky businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience"--


The Book Route 66
The Author Tom Snyder
The Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date2016-06-07
Genre Travel
Pages 224
ISBN 9781250113443
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Fourth Edition —Fully revised and updated with 30 new maps throughout. Right down America's Main Street it rolled, pausing at each town along the way, then moving on, carrying travelers in search of adventure, romance, or that rare chance for a new beginning. Route 66 knew many names: the Mother Road, Will Rogers Highway, the Neon Road. And it lived up to each. Travelers met the land, found new friends—and often themselves. Now, more than a quarter-century since being officially abandoned, the old road still keeps its promise. Today, all along the highway's 2,448-mile length from Chicago to L.A., signs carrying its magic double sixes once again give direction to the journey. Yes, they assure you, this is still Route 66. . . . More than twenty years after the original publication of Route 66, this completely updated and expanded guide will make the trip along the Mother Road easier and even more exciting. Responding to requests from readers and travelers, Tom Snyder offers up-to-date routings, elegant and easy-to-read new maps, and revised information on roadside attractions. Filled with love, high jinks, and mystery, the stories Snyder narrates truly capture the flavor of the Main Street of America. Cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and ghosts all make appearances in these nostalgic glimpses of history-in-the-making along America's most famous highway.


The Book Postcards from Route 66
The Author Joe Sonderman
The Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date2014-06-15
Genre Travel
Pages 304
ISBN 9781627882019
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: DIVThere is perhaps no better visual record of Route 66’s iconic sites than the thousands of illustrated and photographic postcards that have been produced over the years to promote the Mother Road’s motels, hotels, tourist traps, trading posts, bustling burgs, greasy spoons, and natural wonders. This massive collection gathers together more than 400 of the finest examples of postcard art from Route 66’s golden age: the 1930s through the mid-1960s, an era before long-distance car travel was largely supplanted by the airlines./divDIV /divDIVRoute 66 historian Joe Sonderman has curated the very best out of his 20,000-card archive to document a journey down the Mother Road through the decades, state-by-state from east to west. Visit landmark stops like the Rock Village Court, the Meramec Caverns, Mule Trading Post, and Wigwam Village in cities that include Chicago, Springfield, Amarillo, Tucumcari, Flagstaff, Barstow, Santa Monica, and many, many more./divDIV /divDIVThe fruit of Sonderman’s labor is the definitive book collection of Route 66 postcards. Postcards from Route 66 is a valuable visual reference documenting the evolution of the famous highway and its equally famous roadside stops as well as a historical record of the time period, complete with many notes both hastily scribbled and thoughtfully composed by Route 66 travelers through the decades./div


The Book The Route 66 Encyclopedia
The Author Jim Hinckley
The Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date2012-11-15
Genre Travel
Pages 288
ISBN 9781610586887
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.


The Book Billy Connolly s Route 66
The Author Billy Connolly
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2011-09-15
Genre Travel
Pages 320
ISBN 9780748129959
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since 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 mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways. Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the 'Mother Road', Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home. With his instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasures, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.


The Book Traveling Route 66
The Author Nick Freeth
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date2001
Genre Travel
Pages 400
ISBN 0806133260
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Route 66
The Author David Knudson
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2012-10-10
Genre History
Pages 56
ISBN 9780747812777
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became known as 'The Mother Road' thanks to John Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Americans travelled this great road from those heading west during the Great Depression to postwar families taking road trips across the country – but by the 1970s four-lane highways, expressways, and tollways had largely supplanted it, and Route 66 fell into disrepair. In this book, authority David Knudson traces the fascinating story of The Mother Road from origins to decline, including the roadside attractions and cottage industries it spawned and the efforts to save and restore it.


The Book Route 66 Backroads
The Author Jim Hinckley
The Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date2008-10-15
Genre Travel
Pages 208
ISBN 9781616731922
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Known as the Main Street of America and the Mother Road, U.S. Route 66 is the nation’s best known highway. Once the microcosm of a culture increasingly connected by automobiles, its sights and attractions are now a fascinating reflection of a nation on the move. Travel this iconic highway through the heart of America with Route 66 Backroads as your guide. This lavishly illustrated book steers you from Chicago to Los Angeles, traveling through the lowlands of the American Plains and the high plateaus of New Mexico and Arizona, from the Great Lakes to the mighty Pacific Ocean, and through major metropolises and remote country towns. Branch away from the Mother Road, and you encounter gems hidden beyond today’s standard motels and tourist traps---the quaint frontier communities that date back to the nation’s westward expansion; the legacy of ancient native cultures; and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that have graced these lands since time immemorial. State parks, wildlife refuges, museums, historic sites, literary landmarks, and much more are there to be explored within a few hours’ drive from the path of Route 66. The fifty trips included here offer new travel opportunities for the thousands of road-trippers who follow this legendary route, looking for something more.


The Book Route 66
The Author iMinds
The Publisher iMinds Pty Ltd
Release Date2014-05-14
Genre History
Pages 5
ISBN 9781921746376
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Learn about Route 66 with iMinds insightful knowledge series. Route 66 is arguably the most famous road in the United States of America. Stretching 2448 miles across much of the country, from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West, it was also America's longest road. As it wound its way across the remarkable scenery of America, Route 66 originally passed through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. In the early 1920s, entrepreneurs Cyrus Avery and John Woodruff conceived the idea of building a massive highway that linked Chicago to Los Angeles. Their inspiration sprung from the changing needs of the American people. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.


The Book Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas
The Author Jim Hinckley
The Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date2014-10-10
Genre Travel
Pages 276
ISBN 9781627884969
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The definitive, fully illustrated state-by-state atlas of the shifting alignments, historic sites, and current points of interest along the United States' beloved Route 66. Route 66 changed immensely in the six decades between its opening in 1926 and its removal from the U.S. highway system in 1985. Since that time, Route 66 has enjoyed a renaissance, and interest in America's Mother Road as both a historical byway and a travel destination continues to grow. In this unprecedented volume, prolific Route 66 author Jim Hinckley presents an illustrated Route 66 atlas that explores the road's history from its inception into the present day. The Illustrated Route 66 Atlas is highlighted by more than a dozen specially commissioned maps that include points of interest along or near Route 66, divided into six categories: pre-1926 historic sites (such as Lincoln's home and presidential library); noteworthy landmarks; the locations of infamous crimes and disasters; parks of interest; key sites in Route 66's evolution (such as Hooker's Cut, Missouri, an engineering marvel when completed); military-specific sites (including Civil War battlefields and POW and internment camps); historic attractions from the road's midcentury heyday (such as Little Beaver Town and Geronimo's Trading Post); film-related sites; and locations important to Route 66's modern resurgence. Illustrated with photography and memorabilia in addition to the maps, The Illustrated Route 66 Atlas is a unique, colorful, and visually dynamic look at 500 of the Mother Road's most significant sites from the past and today.


The Book The Route 66 Cookbook
The Author Marian Clark
The Publisher Council Oak Books
Release Date2003-03-01
Genre Cooking
Pages 272
ISBN 1571781285
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Route 66 Remembered
The Author Michael Karl Witzel
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ISBN 1610605004
Language English, Spanish, And French