Road Trip USA Route 66

Road Trip USA Route 66
Author: Jamie Jensen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1640495630
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Road Trip USA Route 66 Book Excerpt:

The Road Awaits! Explore the historic "Main Street of America," from cosmopolitan Chicago and quirky St. Louis, through the deserts of New Mexico, to sunny Los Angeles. Excerpted from Road Trip USA Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66, including The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the parks, diners, and kitschy favorites along the way Driving maps covering the entire historic route Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of Route 66 both then and now in a slim, portable guide Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities along the route, plus roadside curiosities and worthwhile detours 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 celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the Road! Want more road trips? Criss-cross the country on two-lane highways with the 11 routes in Road Trip USA.

RoadTrip America A Sports Fan s Guide to Route 66

RoadTrip America A Sports Fan s Guide to Route 66
Author: Ron Clements,RoadTrip America
Publsiher: IMBRIFEX BOOKS
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 194550174X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RoadTrip America A Sports Fan s Guide to Route 66 Book Excerpt:

Get Your Balls, Bats, and Sticks on Route 66! Immortalized in countless books, songs, and movies, Route 66 is a timeless icon of American culture. Until now, however, no guide to this historic byway has focused on another beloved part of American culture: sports. That all changes with RoadTrip America A Sports Fan's Guide to Route 66. In this groundbreaking new book, sports writer and lifelong sports fan Ron Clements goes beyond nostalgic buildings and classic cars to highlight historic sports venues, storied sports professionals, and current sports events along the Mother Road. Rolling east from Chicago to Santa Monica, the author shares inside information about the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB teams who are based in the cites and towns that around on Route 66. In addition, enjoy anecdotes gathered from auto and horse racing tracks, rodeo areanas, golf links, and the magnificent lineup of high school and collegiate sports programs to check out along the way. The book has more than 300 photos and maps showing the various attractions in each of the eights states covered: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. And because no book about the Mother Road would be complete without it, there's plenty of info about the iconic roadside attractions that have entertained and enthralled travelers for the past century. -- Ron Clements

Greyhound Tales from Route 66

Greyhound Tales from Route 66
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Coda Publications
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780910390019
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greyhound Tales from Route 66 Book Excerpt:

From small laughs to huge tragedies, ballerinas to teenage runaways, Suttle'syears as a motorcoach driver along the nation's famous "Mother Road" left himwith great tales about the human condition and spirit.

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!

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.

Route 66

Route 66
Author: Krish Kandiah
Publsiher: Monarch Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN: 0857211099
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Book Excerpt:

The intention of this book is to teach Christians how to use the Bible to live well. It has eight sections - living faithfully, distinctively, emotionally, imaginatively, discerningly, purposefully, infectiously and hopefully. Each provides an introduction to a different kind of literature within the Bible and follows with questions for discussion and five days of daily readings. The material is ideal for group use and the plan is to publish both single copies and a discounted pack of five. A separate supporting DVD will be produced by Elevation.

Legendary Route 66

Legendary Route 66
Author: Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781616731236
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legendary Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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.

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.

Route 66

Route 66
Author: Tom Snyder
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 125011344X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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.

Route 66

Route 66
Author: William Kaszynski
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 1476613036
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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 American motoring. 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, with pictures of many of the historic landmarks and longtime businesses that have become roadside institutions to several generations of Route 66 travelers, plus some that are relatively unknown. 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 Cuthbert (“Mr. 66”), Lucille Hamon and Campbell’s 66 Express.

Billy Connolly s Route 66

Billy Connolly s Route 66
Author: Billy Connolly
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 0748129952
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Billy Connolly s Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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 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 Cycle Challenge Kevee s Story

Route 66 Cycle Challenge  Kevee s Story
Author: Kevin Lynch
Publsiher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-03-10
ISBN: 1781482640
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Cycle Challenge Kevee s Story Book Excerpt:

Kevin Lynch or Kevee as he is affectionately known was part of the “Route 66 Cycle Challenge” team that attempted to ride the mother road in seven days. It's a heart wrenching tale of eight riders and six crew all doing their upmost to make this happen. Throughout the journey tensions rise and as the week progresses we get an insight into what life was really like on the road. This story takes you back to the very beginning of this epic challenge and carries you through an emotional roller coaster to the very end.

Life on Route 66

Life on Route 66
Author: Claudia Heller,Alan Heller
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 1614234787
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on Route 66 Book Excerpt:

A celebration of America’s most historic highway, in words and pictures. Winding through the rugged heartland of the American West, Route 66 has resonated for generations in hardscrabble tales of hopeful seekers of new homes and new lives. It also inspired Alan and Claudia Heller, longtime residents of Duarte, a California town along Route 66, to hitch their trailer to a retirement dream and travel the road again, journeying through their home state and back to Chicago. They collected stories of the iconic highway, and what it means to the people who live along its way, for a series in the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. This collection retraces their journey and introduces us to some of the people and places that make Route 66 truly historic.

Route 66

Route 66
Author: Susan Croce Kelly
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780806122915
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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.

Portrait of Route 66

Portrait of Route 66
Author: T. Lindsay Baker
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN: 0806156155
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of Route 66 Book Excerpt:

By the time Route 66 received its official numerical designation in 1926, picture postcards had become popular travel souvenirs. At the time, these postcards with colorful images served as advertisements for roadside businesses. While cherished by collectors, these postcard depictions do not always reflect reality. They often present instead a view enhanced for promotional purposes. Portrait of Route 66 lets us see for the first time the actual photographs from which the postcards were made, and in describing how the production process worked, introduces us to an extraordinary archival collection, adding new history to this iconic road. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, held at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois, contains one of the nation’s largest collections of Route 66 images, including thousands of job files for postcards produced by Curt Teich and Company of Chicago. T. Lindsay Baker combed these files to choose the best examples of postcards and their accompanying photographs not only to reflect well-known sites along the route but also to demonstrate the relationships between photographs and their resulting postcards. The photographs show the reality of the locations that customers sometimes wanted "improved" for aesthetic purposes in creating the postcards. Such alterations included removing utility poles or automobile traffic and rendering overcast skies partly cloudy. This book will interest historians of art and design as well as the worldwide audiences of Route 66 aficionados and postcard collectors. For its mining of an invaluable and little-known photographic archive and depiction of high-quality photographs that have not been seen before, Portrait of Route 66 will be irresistible to all who are interested in American history and culture.

Missouri s Wicked Route 66

Missouri s Wicked Route 66
Author: Lisa Livingston-Martin
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 1614238715
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missouri s Wicked Route 66 Book Excerpt:

Tracing Route 66 through Missouri represents one of America's favorite exercises in nostalgia, but a discerning glance among the roadside weeds reveals the kind of sordid history that doesn't appear on postcards. Along with vintage cars and picnic baskets, Route 66 was a conduit humming with contraband and crackling with the gunplay of folks like Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James and the Young brothers. It was also the preferred byway of lynch mobs, murderous hitchhikers and mad scientists. Stop in at places like the Devil's Elbow and the Steffleback Bordello on this trip through the more treacherous twists of the Mother Road.

Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements

Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements
Author: Joe Sonderman
Publsiher: Voyageur Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 0760351406
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements Book Excerpt:

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.

Greetings from Route 66

Greetings from Route 66
Author: Voyageur Press
Publsiher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2010-10-16
ISBN: 1610603974
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greetings from Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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 ultimate anthology. Here’s 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 memorabilia ever amassed. This is a truly a worthy tribute to the Main Street of America.

Route 66

Route 66
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 0760351627
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Route 66 Book Excerpt:

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