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Route 66: The Highway and Its People

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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 ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published November 1988)
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Pamela
Informative and entertaining, a delightful pictorial-enhanced recounting of historic "Mother Road - Route 66" and the enterprising folks along that infamous concrete highway.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, it brought fond childhood memories: riding from Oklahoma to California, lying in the backseat floorboard-well listening to the clippity-clump of Dad's whitewall tires sailing down the concrete ribbons of Route 66, and stopping along the way at rattlesnake attractions, Cadillac Ranch, the Tomahaw
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Spooky
Nov 21, 2007 Spooky rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book on Route 66 given to me by my girlfriend. The stories from the folks who lived on the this road during it's upbringing, heyday, and eventual decline is excellent. Straight from the horses mouth as it were. I can't stop picking this one up. The photo essay included in the book is always a treat, and it says so much. Anyone who is in love with the road should pick this one up...
Catherine  Mustread
Subtitled a "photographic essay" this overview would be good for the armchair traveler or researcher rather than the current road warrior. Also includes notes and an extensive bibliography.
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Includes an excellent photoessay.
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