Eating Up Route 66

Eating Up Route 66
Author: T. Lindsay Baker
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN: 0806191627
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating Up Route 66 Book Excerpt:

From its designation in 1926 to the rise of the interstates nearly sixty years later, Route 66 was, in John Steinbeck’s words, America’s Mother Road, carrying countless travelers the 2,400 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles. Whoever they were—adventurous motorists or Dustbowl migrants, troops on military transports or passengers on buses, vacationing families or a new breed of tourists—these travelers had to eat. The story of where they stopped and what they found, and of how these roadside offerings changed over time, reveals twentieth-century America on the move, transforming the nation’s cuisine, culture, and landscape along the way. Author T. Lindsay Baker, a glutton for authenticity, drove the historic route—or at least the 85 percent that remains intact—in a four-cylinder 1930 Ford station wagon. Sparing us the dust and bumps, he takes us for a spin along Route 66, stopping to sample the fare at diners, supper clubs, and roadside stands and to describe how such venues came and went—even offering kitchen-tested recipes from historic eateries en route. Start-ups that became such American fast-food icons as McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Steak ’n Shake, and Taco Bell feature alongside mom-and-pop diners with flocks of chickens out back and sit-down restaurants with heirloom menus. Food-and-drink establishments from speakeasies to drive-ins share the right-of-way with other attractions, accommodations, and challenges, from the Whoopee Auto Coaster in Lyons, Illinois, to the piles of “chat” (mining waste) in the Tri-State District of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, to the perils of driving old automobiles over the Jericho Gap in the Texas Panhandle or Sitgreaves Pass in western Arizona. Describing options for the wealthy and the not-so-well-heeled, from hotel dining rooms to ice cream stands, Baker also notes the particular travails African Americans faced at every turn, traveling Route 66 across the decades of segregation, legal and illegal. So grab your hat and your wallet (you’ll probably need cash) and come along for an enlightening trip down America’s memory lane—a westward tour through the nation’s heartland and history, with all the trimmings, via Route 66.

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip
Author: Tom Cotter
Publsiher: Motorbooks
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN: 0760352585
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Book Excerpt:

Abandoned cars on America's most iconic abandoned road. Sounds like a great idea for a road trip. For a nation that loves the idea of the road, there is no more legendary ribbon of highway than the 2,451 miles comprising historic Route 66. Along the Mother Road lies the detritus of the automotive age: motels, roadside attractions, diners, service stations, drive-ins, and dives. Hidden in, around, and behind its buildings or abandoned along its roadside hide collector cars, lost trucks, and moldering motorcycles. How could there be a better destination for automotive archaeologist Tom Cotter? In Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Cotter and his BBF (best barn finder) pal Brian Barr jump on Route 66, just outside Chicago, seeking rusted gold in every state Route 66 passes through. Along the way, ace lensman Michael Alan Ross documents their finds, mishaps, and various adventures. Starting in the Midwest and barreling through Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, the barn-find bunch continues on to Arizona before completing their quest in Santa Monica, California. You'll never guess what automotive treasure they see peeking out from corroded garages and behind weary buildings along the way. You can bet every awesome barn find was investigated and recorded in Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip. Whether you've only dreamed of retracing US 66 or are familiar with its path but never considered car hunting there, Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip will take you on the trip of a lifetime. Hop in; you can ride shotgun.

The Hollyhock Dolls A Memoir Growing Up in Michigan

The Hollyhock Dolls  A Memoir  Growing Up in Michigan
Author: Diane G. Wrobleski
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN: 1483467449
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hollyhock Dolls A Memoir Growing Up in Michigan Book Excerpt:

-Take a step back and look into the experiences of a little girl growing up in Detroit with her two older sisters. -When the Shrine Circus was in town, her dad brought home clowns in costume, a bear trainer and a trapeze artist. -The adventures of the author and her sisters at boarding school. -The tragedy of losing her daughter Julie in a head-on collision, leaving a young husband and two little boys. -You'll laugh at the incident of the elephant on the roof, the wasp and the negligee, and the police almost arresting Santa Clause. -The happenings at their son Steve's wedding was so unusual and funny it could be an SNL skit. -The antics of a grandmother who seemed to have no filter when it came to her off-hand remarks. -You'll learn why this family loves Michigan and especially their beloved hometown, Detroit.

Missouri s Haunted Route 66

Missouri s Haunted Route 66
Author: Janice Tremeear
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 1614234221
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missouri s Haunted Route 66 Book Excerpt:

Ride shotgun with the author of Haunted Ozarks on this scary road trip across Missouri’s stretch of the “Main Street of America.” Alongside the nostalgic appeal of Route 66 lurk ghostly roadside hitchhikers, the Goatman of Rolla, amusement park spirits, the 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 Still Kicks

Route 66 Still Kicks
Author: Rick Antonson
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN: 1620875551
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Still Kicks Book Excerpt:

“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.

Growing Up on Route 66

Growing Up on Route 66
Author: Michael Lund
Publsiher: Banis & Associates
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781888725315
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up on Route 66 Book Excerpt:

Growing Up on Route 66 is set in a Missouri small town along "America's Main Street." Most of the action takes place in a neighborhood known to the children growing up there as the "Circle." That time and place are remembered by the novel's narrator as ideal, but closer scrutiny repeatedly--and often humorously--complicates this innocent picture. In growing up we continually confront things that do not make sense. Then, in sudden moments of inspiration the pieces come together. For those growing up in the 1950s, the biggest mystery of childhood was sex. And central characters in this story, Mark Landon and Marcia Terrell, are repeatedly surprised as parts of this great puzzle take shape in and around them. We are determined to a large degree by the material world in which we live, our own bodies and the world around us. The landscape Mark Landon comes to appreciate contains the great promise this nation enjoyed after World War II. For those living west of the Mississippi especially, this prospect was symbolized by The Mother Road, Route 66.

The 66 Kid

The 66 Kid
Author: Bob Boze Bell
Publsiher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 076034695X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 66 Kid Book Excerpt:

Offers the history of the famous route 66 including historical context on the American Southwest, along with the author's own history growing up in Arizona in the 1950s and 1960s during the heyday of automobile travel along the road.

Falling in Love on Route 66

Falling in Love on Route 66
Author: Kaci Rose
Publsiher: 5 Little Roses Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling in Love on Route 66 Book Excerpt:

A road trip with her brother's best friend, alone in a car for two weeks, and only one bed. What could go wrong? Rory My brother is getting married in Napa Valley which is the perfect excuse to cross an item off my bucket list, a road trip down Route 66. The plan was to start in Chicago and road trip to my brother's wedding. My brother encouraged me but then sent his best friend to go with me and watch over me. I've had a crush on Weston for years but to him, I've always been this best friend little sister who always tagged along. Until we end up in one hotel room because he refuses to let me get my own room. By the time we hit California, I am head over heels in love with him. Weston I've had a crush on Rory for so long so when her brother wanted me to road trip with her and watch over her I jumped at the chance. Watching her experience her dream is something I will never forget. Watching her come out of the shower in nothing but a towel, dripping wet is also something I will never forget. When she confesses her crush she's had on me a simple kiss turns into much more. I love this girl I always have but how do I tell her brother that without ruining his wedding? But I waited too long and hurt her instead. On one side is my best friend on the other side the love of my life. What the hell am I going to do?

The Route 66 Cookbook

The Route 66 Cookbook
Author: Marian Clark
Publsiher: Council Oak Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-03
ISBN: 9781571781284
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Route 66 Cookbook Book Excerpt:

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 Adventure Handbook

Route 66 Adventure Handbook
Author: Drew Knowles
Publsiher: Santa Monica Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 1595809252
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Adventure Handbook Book Excerpt:

Route 66 Adventure Handbook is your personal guide to the vanishing American roadside, with all of its exuberance, splendor, and absurdity. For this updated and expanded fourth edition, Drew Knowles has included it all: magnificent architecture, natural wonders, Art Deco masterpieces, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artifacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps. The addition of city maps, showing the multiple paths of Route 66 and displaying the exact locations of points of interest, is a major improvement over the already critically acclaimed third edition of the book. The fourth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and the addition of dozens of new attractions. Filled with wonderfully quirky side trips and fun bits of trivia, Route 66 Adventure Handbook is the most authoritative resource for anyone looking to explore the Mother Road. Fasten your seatbelts!

Road Trip USA Route 66

Road Trip USA Route 66
Author: Jamie Jensen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1631211102
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Road Trip USA Route 66 Book Excerpt:

Rediscover the Open Road! Make the most of the historic "Main Street of America" from quirky cosmopolitan Chicago and St. Louis, southwest through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, to sunny chic Los Angeles. Road Trip USA: Route 66 is roadside Americana at your fingertips! Inside Road Trip USA: Route 66 you'll find: Excerpted from Road Trip USA Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66 like The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the parks, diners, and the local history that makes each small town and big city unique Driving maps covering the entire historic route to help you do as the song says and "get your kicks on Route 66" Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guide Roadside curiosities and detours reveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA: Route 66 is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

Route 66 Remembered

Route 66 Remembered
Author: Michael Karl Witzel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781610605007
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Remembered Book Excerpt:

Now available in paperback!!This incredible collection of historical photographs captures the reverence of all the attractions and towns of the Mother Road, Route 66. Noted author Michael Witzel spent years traveling Route 66 collecting mementos of life and folklore that make up the most famous road in America. His unmatched photography takes readers back to the attractions and towns as they were and offers a captivating view of them today. Here it is, the American highway past and present in Motorbooks' beautiful 10 x 10 format, the classic photographic essay of an American legend.

Route 66 in Madison County

Route 66 in Madison County
Author: Cheryl Eichar Jett
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-09-20
ISBN: 143964098X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 in Madison County Book Excerpt:

Route 66 zigzagged southwest across Madison County, Illinois, before crossing the Mississippi River into Missouri. Various alignments of this segment of the “Mother Road” rolled through pastoral farmland, headed down main streets, and later straightened as it bypassed towns. From 1926 to 1977, the path of the highway changed numerous times and crossed the Mississippi River on no less than five different bridges. Along the way motorists watched for the blue neon cross on St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to guide their nighttime travel; they counted on the doors of the Tourist Haven, Cathcart’s, or the Luna Café to be open for business. Travelers crossed their fingers that they wouldn’t get stuck at the bend of the Chain of Rocks Bridge and hoped they could make it up Mooney Hill in the winter. A later alignment took motorists right by Fairmount Park and Monks Mound.

Second Chances

Second Chances
Author: Lynne M. Caulkett
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2003-12
ISBN: 1581125526
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Chances Book Excerpt:

The love of animals can touch our lives. Often we learn life's most valuable lessons from our four-legged friends. But sometimes that love is met with ruthless abuse, neglect and mistreatment. In this collection of uplifting stories for all ages, you will meet some remarkable horses who have lived through unthinkable pain and suffering, but because of some special "angels" who weren't afraid to get involved, have triumphed over the pain they endured to be given a "Second Chance." You will feel their pain and then celebrate their joy as they journey from abuse to the safety of loving hands and hearts. Their stories are nothing less than miracles, and their spirits are inspiring.

Growing Up in Mississippi

Growing Up in Mississippi
Author: Judy H. Tucker,Richard Ford
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN: 9781617034046
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up in Mississippi Book Excerpt:

With contributions from Elizabeth Aydelott, Fred Banks, Jimmy Buffett, Edward Cohen, Maggie Wade Dixon, Ellen Douglas, W. Ralph Eubanks, Richard Ford, Gwendolyn Gong, Carolyn Haines, Lorian Hemingway, Samuel Jones, Robert Khayat, B. B. King, John Maxwell, Alberto Mora, Donald Peterson, Noel Polk, Jerry Rice, George Riggs, Robert St. John, Sid Salter, Constance Slaughter-Harvey, Elizabeth Spencer, Clifton Taulbert, Keith Tonkel, Sela Ward, Wyatt Waters, Jim Weatherly, and William Winter Growing Up in Mississippi shares experiences and impressions from a multifaceted group representing all areas of the state and many professions, talents, and temperaments. Parents, teachers, churches, communities, landscape, and historical context profoundly influenced these men and women when they were young. In his revealing foreword, Richard Ford explores the very essence of influence and illustrates his conclusions by recalling an indelible incident between his mother and himself in the front yard of their home on Congress Street in Jackson, Mississippi. The volume then showcases poignant memories of other distinguished individuals: a governor and statesman, journalists, a news anchor, a playwright, novelists, memoirists, a publisher, a minister, educators and scholars, judges and lawyers, a test pilot and astronaut, a renowned watercolorist, a celebrated actress, and many more. Spanning more than five decades, these essays give us a glimpse of the people and places that nurtured these outstanding individuals and their remarkable gifts.

The Broken Road

The Broken Road
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 1501111647
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Road Book Excerpt:

"Chicago celebrity Charles James can't shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway the sides of which are lit in flames. Where is he going? Why is he walking? What is the wailing he hears around him? By day, he wonders why he's so haunted and unhappy when he has all he ever wanted--fame, fans, and fortune and the lavish lifestyle it affords him. Coming from a childhood of poverty and pain, this is what he's dreamed of. But now, at the pinnacle of his career, he's started to wonder if he's wanted the wrong things"--Amazon.com.

Route 66 A Trip through the 66 Books of the Bible Grades 2 5

Route 66  A Trip through the 66 Books of the Bible  Grades 2   5
Author: Christin Ditchfield
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-08-28
ISBN: 1604185856
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 A Trip through the 66 Books of the Bible Grades 2 5 Book Excerpt:

Have fun with faith using Route 66: A Trip through the 66 Books of the Bible for grades 2–5! In this 192-page book, children are part of the story as they embark on a road trip through each of the 66 books of the Bible. The lessons are divided into three 12-week units, are flexible enough to serve as stand-alone supplemental material, and cover each book’s author, era, theme, and key verse.

Father of Route 66

Father of Route 66
Author: Susan Croce Kelly
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 0806147784
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Father of Route 66 Book Excerpt:

In this engaging biography of a remarkable man, Susan Croce Kelly begins by describing the urgency for “good roads” that gripped the nation in the early twentieth century as cars multiplied and mud deepened. Avery was one of a small cadre of men and women whose passion carried the Good Roads movement from boosterism to political influence to concrete-on-the-ground. While most stopped there, Avery went on to assure that one road—U.S. Highway 66—became a fixture in the imagination of America and the world.

Will That Be Regular or Ethyl

Will That Be Regular or Ethyl
Author: DeWayne Landwehr
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 1480875236
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will That Be Regular or Ethyl Book Excerpt:

This is the story of the author’s life growing up in a large family in a small Missouri town near Route 66 during the 1950s. DeWayne Landwehr, like many boys who grew up in small-town America, lived through physical and sexual abuse—but he also enjoyed some great times. His early memories involved raising chickens: There were always eggs to gather. Every day, the family would bring them to the basement to be washed, candled, graded, and sold—or washed, sanitized, and assembled into the trays for the incubator, depending on whether they were to be eaten or hatched into more chickens. With three older siblings, he could not wait to go to school. Every day, he’d see his siblings go to class—and it seemed so magical. The entire school system was located right across the street in three buildings. Later, he started working his way to college at a gas station on the famous Route 66, where he encountered people of varying backgrounds. He struggled with the sometimes dishonest practices of his boss, contrasted with the necessity of keeping a job, and met interesting characters along the way.

The Road Movie Book

The Road Movie Book
Author: Steven Cohan,Ina Rae Hark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 113482436X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Movie Book Book Excerpt:

The Road Movie Book is the first comprehensive study of an enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre, its place in American culture, and its legacy to world cinema. The road and the cinema both flourished in the twentieth century, as technological advances brought motion pictures to a mass audience and the mass produced automobile opened up the road to the ordinary American. When Jean Baudrillard equated modern American culture with 'space, speed, cinema, technology' he could just as easily have added that the road movie is its supreme emblem. The contributors explore how the road movie has confronted and represented issues of nationhood, sexuality, gender, class and race. They map the generic terrain of the road movie, trace its evolution on American television as well as on the big screen from the 1930s through the 1980s, and, finally, consider road movies that go off the road, departing from the US landscape or travelling on the margins of contemporary American culture. Movies discussed include: * Road classics such as It Happened One Night, The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz and the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road to films * 1960's reworkings of the road movie in Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde * Russ Meyer's road movies: from Motorpsycho! to Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! * Contemporary hits such as Paris Texas, Rain Man, Natural Born Killers and Thelma and Louise * The road movie, Australian style, from Mad Max to the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.