ROUTE 66: GHOST TOWNS AND ROADSIDE RELICS
Author: Bruce Wexler
Buckle Up and Get Your Kicks on Route 66!
Paved initially in the 1920s, the 2,451 miles of Route 66 have been a staple of the American Road Trip and have become an iconic thread running through America's life, history, and culture. Spanning eight states and stretching from Chicago to the Pacific Ocean, Route 66 was appropriately named the "Mother Road" by John Steinbeck. An icon of American Folklore, Route 66 details a slew of old gas stations, restaurants, diners, rest stops, and other attractions. Each must-see vestige is peppered with the history of the area.
Route 66: Ghost Towns and Roadside Relics takes the reader along the whole length of the most iconic stretch of road globally. The book brings the essence of the Mother Road to life as it swings by nostalgic towns, faded motels, vintage gas stations, dilapidated signs, and famous landmarks.
So buckle up and Get Your Kicks on Route 66!