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Ghost Towns And Roadside Relics Of Route 66

Author : Bruce Wexler
ISBN : 0785833099
Genre : History
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Originally paved in the 1920s, Route 66 has been a staple of the American Road Trip through the Great Depression and was a major method of the bootlegging operation. Spanning a total of 8 states and stretching from Chicago all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Route 66 was appropriately named the Motheroad. An icon of American Folklore, between the pages there are 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.
Category: History

Ghost Towns Of Route 66

Author : Jim Hinckley
ISBN : 9780760338438
Genre : Travel
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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 boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James’ gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!
Category: Travel

Hidden History Of Kansas

Author : Adrian Zink
ISBN : 9781625858894
Genre : History
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Kansas' past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences, and intriguing characters. The author, Adrian Zink, digs into Kansas' history to reveal hidden and overlooked stories.
Category: History

Roadside Relics

Author : Will Shiers
ISBN : 9780760339848
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 78.21 MB
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Abandoned junk to some, the rusty old steel shells of vehicles are treasures to others, holding memories of a bygone era, or the promise of a pristinely restored, radically customized automobile. Automotive photographer Will Shiers has captured these dreams on film for over ten years, and this volume collects his images between two covers for the first time. Here are the beautiful husks Shiers has found in the United States fields and barns, shops, and salvage yards across States. Divided into five categories—General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Independents, and Special Vehicles—these wrecks and relics from 1910 to the 1970s come equipped with all the relevant information: history, model, location. The most comprehensive and beautifully photographed collection of abandoned cars ever published, this volume preserves for all time the exquisite skeletons of American automotive might.
Category: Transportation

Road Trip Usa Route 66

Author : Jamie Jensen
ISBN : 9781640495630
Genre : Travel
File Size : 78.18 MB
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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.
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The Ruby Slippers Madonna S Bra And Einstein S Brain

Author : Chris Epting
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123220035
Genre : Social Science
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Anyone who has ever wondered where Dorothy's ruby slippers, the limo that JFK was riding in when he was assassinated or Michael Jackson's sequinned glove are housed will find the answers here. Hundreds of items from America's pop culture past - its history, its sports, its movies, crime and TV - are listed in locations as famed, diverse and downright odd as the Smithsonian Institute, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Sing Sing Prison Museum and the Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Includes George Washington's wooden teeth, the piano from Casablance and John Wilkes Booth's thorax.
Category: Social Science

Arizona And The Grand Canyon

Author : Aruna Ghose
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133125802
Genre : Travel
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Offers information on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and activities in Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
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Arizona Highways

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ISBN : OSU:32435019144559
Genre : Arizona
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Category: Arizona

Roadside America

Author : Jan Jennings
ISBN : UOM:39015018883622
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science