Roadtrippers Route 66 Book

Roadtrippers Route 66


  • Author : Parent ROADTRIPPERS
  • Publisher : Roadtrippers
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Automobile travel
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1649010001

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Roadtrippers Route 66 Excerpt :

This guide to road-tripping along Route 66 presents the highway's very best stops--and it's the only guidebook with a fully integrated app.

Travel Route 66 Book

Travel Route 66


  • Author : Jim Hinckley
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760344309

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Travel Route 66 Excerpt :

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

Route 66 Book

Route 66


  • Author : Tom Snyder
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250113443

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Route 66 Excerpt :

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.

The Route 66 Encyclopedia Book

The Route 66 Encyclopedia


  • Author : Jim Hinckley
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610586887

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The Route 66 Encyclopedia Excerpt :

An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including 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. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.

Eating Up Route 66 Book

Eating Up Route 66


  • Author : T. Lindsay Baker
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806191614

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From its designation in 1926 to the rise of the interstates nearly sixty years later, Route 66 was, in John Steinbeck’s words, America’s Mother Road, carrying countless travelers the 2,400 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles. Whoever they were—adventurous motorists or Dustbowl migrants, troops on military transports or passengers on buses, vacationing families or a new breed of tourists—these travelers had to eat. The story of where they stopped and what they found, and of how these roadside offerings changed over time, reveals twentieth-century America on the move, transforming the nation’s cuisine, culture, and landscape along the way. Author T. Lindsay Baker, a glutton for authenticity, drove the historic route—or at least the 85 percent that remains intact—in a four-cylinder 1930 Ford station wagon. Sparing us the dust and bumps, he takes us for a spin along Route 66, stopping to sample the fare at diners, supper clubs, and roadside stands and to describe how such venues came and went—even offering kitchen-tested recipes from historic eateries en route. Start-ups that became such American fast-food icons as McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Steak ’n Shake, and Taco Bell feature alongside mom-and-pop diners with flocks of chickens out back and sit-down restaurants with heirloom menus. Food-and-drink establishments from speakeasies to drive-ins share the right-of-way with other attractions, accommodations, and challenges, from the Whoopee Auto Coaster in Lyons, Illinois, to the piles of “chat” (mining waste) in the Tri-State District of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, to the perils of driving old automobiles over the Jericho Gap in the Texas Panhandle or Sitgreaves Pass in western Arizona. Describing options for the wealthy and the not-so-well-heeled, from hotel dining rooms to ice cream stands, Baker also notes the particular travails African Americans faced at every turn, traveling Route 66 across the decades of segregation, legal and illegal. S

Route 66 Backroads Book
Score: 5
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Route 66 Backroads


  • Author : Jim Hinckley
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2008-11-24
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 076032817X

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Route 66 Backroads Excerpt :

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

Route 66  Lost   Found Book
Score: 5
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Route 66 Lost Found


  • Author : Russell A. Olsen
  • Publisher : Motorbooks International
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760318546

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Route 66 Lost Found Excerpt :

Route 66: Lost and Found conveys the spirit and the times, not quite like any other book. Arizona Daily SunFor several decades, Route 66 was the nation's main east-west thoroughfare, pointing Middle America toward all the promise California seemed to hold at various times, whether permanent refuge from the Dust Bowl or a temporary escape from the drudgery of everyday suburban life in prosperous postwar America. As such, America's Main Street once teemed with activity . . . bustling centers of commerce that evaporated into the vast American landscape like the jet contrails overhead and the heat rising from the Interstate asphalt. This engaging look at the "Mother Road" takes 75 locations along its 2,297 mile route from Chicago to Santa Monica and shows them first during their halcyon heydays through black-and-white photographs and period postcards, then on the facing page as they appear today, from the exact same angle and also through vivid black-and-white photographs.

Ghost Towns of Route 66 Book
Score: 4
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Ghost Towns of Route 66


  • Author : Jim Hinckley
  • Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610602471

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Ghost Towns of Route 66 Excerpt :

Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boom towns built around oil wells, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than 25 ghost towns, rich in stories and history, complemented by gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography by Kerrick James. Also includes directions and travel tips for your ghost-town explorations along Route 66. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

Route 66 Book
Score: 5
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Route 66


  • Author : Tom Snyder
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000-03-17
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0312254172

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Route 66 Excerpt :

Fully revised and expanded New stories-more details -Nearly 30 feet of strip maps -350 towns and attractions -More highway memorabilia -Mini-tours-rentals-discounts -Chicago-L.A. mileage table

Route 66 Adventure Handbook Book

Route 66 Adventure Handbook


  • Author : Drew Knowles
  • Publisher : Santa Monica Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595807977

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Route 66 Adventure Handbook Excerpt :

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 fifth 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 fourth edition of the book. The fifth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and the addition of dozens of new attractions. Additionally, GPS coordinates have been added for virtually all of the photos, so that travelers can plug the information into their smartphones and other navigation devices and instantly determine where each photo was taken and compare it to the condition of that particular site at the time of their visit. 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 seat belts!

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Book

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip


  • Author : Tom Cotter
  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760352588

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Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Excerpt :

Abandoned cars on America's most iconic abandoned road. Sounds like a great idea for a road trip. For a nation that loves the idea of the road, there is no more legendary ribbon of highway than the 2,451 miles comprising historic Route 66. Along the Mother Road lies the detritus of the automotive age: motels, roadside attractions, diners, service stations, drive-ins, and dives. Hidden in, around, and behind its buildings or abandoned along its roadside hide collector cars, lost trucks, and moldering motorcycles. How could there be a better destination for automotive archaeologist Tom Cotter? In Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Cotter and his BBF (best barn finder) pal Brian Barr jump on Route 66, just outside Chicago, seeking rusted gold in every state Route 66 passes through. Along the way, ace lensman Michael Alan Ross documents their finds, mishaps, and various adventures. Starting in the Midwest and barreling through Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, the barn-find bunch continues on to Arizona before completing their quest in Santa Monica, California. You'll never guess what automotive treasure they see peeking out from corroded garages and behind weary buildings along the way. You can bet every awesome barn find was investigated and recorded in Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip. Whether you've only dreamed of retracing US 66 or are familiar with its path but never considered car hunting there, Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip will take you on the trip of a lifetime. Hop in; you can ride shotgun.

Road Trip USA Route 66 Book

Road Trip USA Route 66


  • Author : Jamie Jensen
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640495630

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The Road Awaits! Explore the historic "Main Street of America," from cosmopolitan Chicago and quirky St. Louis, through the deserts of New Mexico, to sunny Los Angeles. Excerpted from Road Trip USA Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66, including The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the parks, diners, and kitschy favorites along the way Driving maps covering the entire historic route Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of Route 66 both then and now in a slim, portable guide Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities along the route, plus roadside curiosities and worthwhile detours Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA: Route 66 celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the Road! Want more road trips? Criss-cross the country on two-lane highways with the 11 routes in Road Trip USA.

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips Book

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips


  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787012356

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Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips Excerpt :

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet Route 66's Road Trips. Featuring three amazing road trips, plus advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can hunt for roadside attractions or dillydally your way through the desert, all with your trusted travel companion.

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66 Book

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66


  • Author : Karen West
  • Publisher : RJW Publishing, distributed by Farcountry Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591521648

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Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66 Excerpt :

In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road—a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and… be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.