Travel Route 66

A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760344302

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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"A guide to destinations and sights along historic Route 66, with historical background and travel tips"--

Traveling Route 66

Author: Nick Freeth

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133263

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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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.

Route 66 Backroads

Your Guide to Scenic Side Trips & Adventures from the Mother Road

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760328170

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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A lavishly illustrated guide to the natural, cultural, and historical gems hidden along the legendary highway, with 24 trips outlined for the curious traveler.

Route 66

The Spirit of the Mother Road

Author: Bob Moore

Publisher: Northland Pub

ISBN: 9780873588553

Category: History

Page: 74

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Trace the humble beginnings of Route 66 through its formative years to its present rebirth as an international tourist destination. The captivating text offers carloads of legends and lore, as well as miles of stories about the unique characters who have traveled the fabled road. Nostalgic photographs that capture the spirit of the highway's glory days are juxtaposed with modern images by award-winning photographers and tell today's version of Route 66's story. From the road's bustling origin in Chicago to its western terminus at the Pacific Oceans, this beautiful book will guide you through every roadside attraction. So fill your tank, put the top down, and find out what it really means to Get Your Kicks On Route 66!

Route 66

Traveler's Guide and Roadside Companion

Author: Tom Snyder

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312254179

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Celebrating the history and current revival of a great American highway, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on Route 66, and the people who haunt it, including cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and everyday travelers. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Ghost Towns of Route 66

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760338434

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. 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. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James’ gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787012352

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips. Featuring three amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can search for roadside attractions or dillydally your way through the desert, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips: Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip Covers Los Angeles, Chicago, St Louis, Kansas, California, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips is perfect for exploring Route 66 in the classic American way - by road trip! Planning a Route 66 trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. Looking for a guide focused on a specific Route 66 city? Check out Lonely Planet's Chicago guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Pocket Chicago and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Road Trip USA Route 66

Author: Jamie Jensen

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631211102

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of Route 66, Jamie covers the kitschy "Main Street of America", one of the country's first transcontinental highways. From the Meramac Caverns to the wild creatures on display in roadside menageries, this historic route survives, despite being replaced by a high-speed Interstate. From the Golden Sands and Sunshine of Los Angeles to the gritty streets of St. Louis and Chicago, Road Trip USA Route 66 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia on this unforgettable journey into America, then and now. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.

The Automobile in American History and Culture

A Reference Guide

Author: Michael L. Berger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313245589

Category: History

Page: 487

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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.

Moon Route 66 Road Trip

Author: Candacy Taylor

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631210726

Category: Travel

Page: 250

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Drive into the Heart of America From pristine prairies and red rock mountains to the glittering Pacific, this fabled highway has beckoned everyone from Dust Bowl escapees to 1950s vacationers. Route 66 is lined with the history of those seeking a better life, whose stamina, perseverance, and imagination made it an American icon. Their stories are threaded throughout this book, amid the colorful characters and cultural curiosities that embody the Mother Road today. This book gives you everything you need to get your kicks on Route 66: Follow turn by turn directions to connect with the historic highway—and learn where to get off the route for worthwhile excursions Experience roadside attractions, outsider art, and kitsch masterpieces Wander transcendent landscapes like Acoma Pueblo, the Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree Meet the trailblazing women who defined Route 66 for generations to come Discover the untold stories of the Green Book, which enabled African Americans to travel west safely

Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train

Author: Ina Caro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082016

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.

Lincoln Highway Companion

A Guide to America's First Coast-to-Coast Road

Author: Brian Butko

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 1461751241

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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Following the Lincoln Highway today is not too different from what pioneer motorists faced a century ago. Signs and maps can be hard to find and the route isn't always clear. This handy, indispensable glove-compartment guide is the essential key to the entire highway, from California to New York, with carefully charted maps, must-see attractions, and places to eat and sleep that are slices of pure Americana. The book covers the major thirteen states the route passes through, as well as the little-known Colorado loop and the Washington, DC feeder. More than 100 detailed maps of the highway Full-color photos from across the country Recommended stops along the route

Explorer's Guide The Four Corners Region

Where Colorado, Utah, Arizona & New Mexico Meet: A Great Destination

Author: Sara J. Benson

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 158157083X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Explorer's Great Destinations puts the guide back into guidebook.

Route 66, 75th Anniversary Edition

The Mother Road

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312281617

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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A cultural history of America's most famous highway chronicles the road from its founding to its demise and unprecented revival, and celebrates the many sites and stops along its 2,400-mile route.

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069385X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Route 66 Adventure Handbook

High-Octane Fifth Edition

Author: Drew Knowles

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595807977

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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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 fifth 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 fourth edition of the book. The fifth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and the addition of dozens of new attractions. Additionally, GPS coordinates have been added for virtually all of the photos, so that travelers can plug the information into their smartphones and other navigation devices and instantly determine where each photo was taken and compare it to the condition of that particular site at the time of their visit. 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 seat belts!

Route 66

America's Longest Small Town

Author: N.A

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760357536

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 900

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A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic places on Route 66 and the stories of the people who conserve them, preserve them, and infuse them with vitality. The cornerstone of the Route 66 renaissance is the nostalgia that inspires millions of visitors to seek the authentic 1950s-era American experience. Built on this foundation is a quest for adventure, exploration, and discovery. Part legend, part nostalgia, part working highway, part touchstone to an America of the past, Route 66 is the only road in the United States that American and international visitors read about without leaving their homes. Route 66: America's Longest Small Town takes the reader on a virtual roadtrip, telling about the highway's legends, stories, people, and businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience. The reader will be introduced to the road's past, present, and future, including a nostalgic look at vintage diners, signs, advertisements, and roadside attractions. Featuring all-new photography along the existing and former 2,000-mile route of the highway, this book, from America's foremost Route 66 author, combines the nostalgia of a storied past with the intriguing realities of an evolving present to create an intriguing portrait of the Mother Road of America.

Route 66 in St. Louis

Author: Joe Sonderman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738552163

Category: History

Page: 127

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In 1926, highway planners laid out a ribbon of roadways connecting the nation. One of the most important wove its way across eight states, from the cities of the heartland to golden California. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck calls it "the Mother Road." Route 66 has become a legend, celebrated in books, movies, works of art, and popular music. The interstates could not kill it. As "the Main Street of America," Route 66 had to pass through "the Gateway to the West," St. Louis. Crossing the Mississippi River, the road took many different paths through the busy city and then united to travel into the rolling hills of the Ozarks. Along the way there were mom-and-pop motels, tourist traps, roadside restaurants, a man selling frozen custard, one living with snakes, and another who claimed to be Jesse James. Their stories are here.

Route 66 Lost & Found

Ruins and Relics Revisited

Author: Russell A. Olsen

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610604997

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

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Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck's “Mother Road” were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike.div /DIVdivMotor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons—all are represented in this second volume of Lost & Found images from photographer Russell Olsen. As with its predecessor, Route 66 Lost & Found (2004), this new installment presents dozens of locations along Route 66's entire 2,297 miles, showing them both as in their heydays in period photographs and postcards and as they appear today. Each site is accompanied by a capsule history tracing the locale's rise and fall (and sometimes rebirth), as well as an exclusive map pointing out its location along Route 66./DIVdiv /DIV