Travel Route 66

Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760344309
Release Date: 2014-03-15
Genre: Travel

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

Route 66

Author: Tom Snyder
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312254172
Release Date: 2000-03-17
Genre: Travel

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.

Route 66 Backroads

Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 076032817X
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Travel

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

Road Trip USA Route 66

Author: Jamie Jensen
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631211102
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Travel

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

Author: Michael L. Berger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313245584
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

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

The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760340417
Release Date: 2012-11-11
Genre: Travel

The ultimate guide to America’s most famous highway. The Route 66 Encyclopedia is the complete resource on the history, landmarks and personalities that have made the USA’s most iconic highway. Stretching over two thousand miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, Route 66 journeys directly to the heart of the United States. An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on everything from Bobby Troup's anthem "Route 66" to The Grapes of Wrath, illustrated with hundreds of photos of the highway and its sights. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. An atlas with 25 current and historical maps will guide your journey from the Abbylee Motel to Zuzax, New Mexico, taking in all of the essential landmarks along the way.

Route 66

Author: Tom Snyder
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250113443
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre: Travel

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 Adventure Handbook

Author: Drew Knowles
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595809278
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Travel

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!

Route 66 75th Anniversary Edition

Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312281618
Release Date: 2001-06-23
Genre: Social Science

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.

Secret Route 66 A Guide to the Weird Wonderful and Obscure

Author: Jim Ross
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 9781681061078
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Genre: Travel

Take a tour of Route 66 unlike any other, discovering the secrets, memorable characters, and little known stories behind many of the route’s enduring icons. Find the answer to the question, “Who was Ella Jones?” and pay a visit to a secluded cemetery that few road warriors even know exists. Learn why Hooker, Missouri, disappeared, and who murdered Billie Grayson in Chandler, Oklahoma. Did you know that a strongbox full of gold still lies buried near the Colorado River, or that tragedy hounds a tiny place in Arizona named after a cartoon? Is it true that ghosts and monsters lurk along the highway’s reaches? Do you know what a Walldog is, or whether nuclear weapons were once used to blast a path for the route? Get the answers in Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. Two of the historic highway’s most recognized authorities, Jim Ross and Shellee Graham, chronicle these and dozens of other tales as they peel away the layers of history to expose the weird, wonderful, and obscure of America’s Mother Road.

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas

Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760345436
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: History

"A look at 500 of Route 66's most significant past and present sites in seven categories, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and specially commissioned maps"--

Route 66

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760351628
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: Photography

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

A Guide Book to Highway 66

Author: Jack DeVere Rittenhouse
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826311482
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Travel

A mile-by-mile guide to sites and services along the entire length of Route 66.

The Lincoln Highway

Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393341305
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Transportation

The best-selling author of Route 66 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer present a tribute to the American transcontinental highway, evaluating its historic and cultural relevance as well as current efforts to repair its key segments. Reprint.