Route 66

Images of America’s Main Street

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About the Book

Route 66 is a fixture of American culture. For the truckers, salesmen and vacationers who have traveled it and for the people who live along it, the road is a reminder of the bygone days of American motoring. Despite time, neglect and progress, Route 66 endures. Almost all of its 2,448 miles are still intact and drivable.
Travel from Chicago to Los Angeles and experience Route 66 through this richly illustrated book, with pictures of many of the historic landmarks and longtime businesses that have become roadside institutions to several generations of Route 66 travelers, plus some that are relatively unknown. Nearly all of the places shown can be visited today. The book is also a salute to those who supported the highway over the years, including Cyrus Avery, Jack Cuthbert (“Mr. 66”), Lucille Hamon and Campbell’s 66 Express.

About the Author(s)

Writer, researcher and photographer William Kaszynski has written several books on the meaning and history of roads in the United States. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Bibliographic Details

William Kaszynski
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 207 photos (55 in color), notes, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7718-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1303-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

Route 66      9

Notes      159

Index<      163

Book Reviews & Awards

“the book’s highlight are 200 photographs (55 in color), which capture both what was seen on the road in its prime and what exists now…recommended”—Library Journal; “filled with wonderful information and vignettes of Americana…an absolute must”—Old Cars Weekly; “fascinating…the text is exhaustive and loving”—RALPH; “generous with facts and photos…offers details the others lack”—C&RL News; “here is a memory book if ever there was one…buy two copies, perhaps even three or four, because I suspect you will have a difficult time keeping it in the library”—Public Library Quarterly; “outstanding”—Collectors’ Corner.