It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Instead, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels. The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times. The designs of buildings and signs served as invitations for passing travelers to stop, fill their tanks, have a bite, and stay the night. Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With striking black-and-white images and unforgettable oral histories of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has docomented the culture of America’s most famous road.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-12 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-27 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The California Dream made Route 66 the most famous road in the world. Flappers dreamed of stardom under the bright lights of Hollywood. A wave of families fleeing the Dust Bowl transformed the state during the Great Depression. During World War II, another wave followed Route 66 seeking opportunity in
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-06 - Publisher: Mushroom Publishing
On Route 66 is a series of short stories about that great and wonderful era when the open road brought something new, exciting, and magical around every corner and bend. On Route 66 is dedicated to the legendary road. It’s a book about people. People on the move. In a
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-01 - Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
It is a living, breathing time capsule suspended in the era of I Like Ike buttons and tail fins. It is the crossroads of the past and future where an electric vehicle museum shares space with a Route 66 museum in a century old powerhouse, and you share the road
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-20 - Publisher: Touch Media s.r.o.
This detailed guide will perfectly prepare you for the trip of a lifetime along Route 66. You'll learn what to pack, how to negotiate the price for a motorcycle or car rental, how to book accommodation, as well as what travel on Route 66 looks like. Thanks to this book