Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited
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Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited

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This is the book that started it all, featuring 75 classic Route 66 service stations, main streets, motor courts, cafes, campgrounds, honky-tonks, truck stops, barbecue joints, and more. Thanks to the research and photography of author Russell Olsen, all these sites and structures are shown both as they appeared during their mid-century heydays, in the 30s, 40s & 50s,...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by MBI
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My girlfriend got me this book for my birthday, and I love it. I'm addicted to the old roads, and the crossing of America. Much of our society grew up around famous roads, and each one took on a life of it's own. Route 66 is the daddy of all of them, and is still littered with the skeletons of it's former life. It's shear desolation nowadays only lends more attraction and mystery to it.
Before and after photos of about 200 present or past landmarks along old Route 66. The most interesting aspect of this book is the nearly fanatical dedication of Route 66 enthusiasts. The amount of research for a book like this must be enormous, and all that for a heaping dose of nostalgia.

If there's reason for nostalgia in this case it stems from the creativity and uniqueness of many of the commercial establishments built along the route in the 30s through 50s. They are in strong contrast to th...more
Michael Perseo
i am a car nut and if i aint workin on them or driving them then i am reading about them anything that has to do with old and classic cars and trucks or anything automotive related i am intersted in very much.i even got the route 66 road sign tattooed on my right arm as part of my sleeve because i am so fasicinated and intersted about route 66.i seen this book and bought it and when i got home and started reading it i couldnt put it down,i hope to someday get to travel old rt 66 and see these pl...more
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