The Route 66 Encyclopedia


Author: Jim Hinckley,James Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760340412
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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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 Quick Reference Encyclopedia


Author: Drew Knowles
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809929
Category: Travel
Page: 208
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The author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Route 66 Adventure Handbook returns with Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia. In one handy volume, novices and seasoned roadies alike have fast and easy access to all of the essential information about America’s most famous, beloved, and culturally significant highway. Presenting a list of important terms accompanied by descriptive articles and illustrations, the guide details the route’s history—including the origins of the term "Mother Road" and the slogan "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"—as well as its commemorative festivals, quirkiest attractions, and useful highway terms. Fascinating trivia will allow road warriors to impress friends and fellow travelers with their knowledge of the route, while a supplemental list directs dedicated fans to more detailed information on one of the most historic and treasured drives in America. Finally, a set of maps provides both general orientation and points out significant attractions through the use of custom icons. Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia is truly an A-to-Z guide to the absolute best of the Mother Road!

Travel Route 66

A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America
Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760344302
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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"A guide to destinations and sights along historic Route 66, with historical background and travel tips"--

Route 66 Adventure Handbook

High-Octane Fifth Edition
Author: Drew Knowles
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595807977
Category: Travel
Page: 480
View: 9093
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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!

Life On Route 66

Personal Accounts Along the Mother Road to California
Author: Claudia Heller,Alan Heller
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614234787
Category: History
Page: 160
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Winding through the rugged heartland of the American West, Route 66 has resonated for generations in hardscrabble stories of hopeful seekers of new homes and lives. The Mother Road has inspired books and shows by the dozens, exploring the mythology and anticipation of freedom road. But here is something new. Coauthors Alan and Claudia Heller, longtime residents of Duarte, California, along Route 66, hitched their trailer to a retirement dream and traveled the road again, in their home state and back to Chicago. They collected stories of the iconic highway, and what it means to the people who live along its way, for a series in the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. Retrace their journey with this collection and find the people and places that make Route 66 truly historic.

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas


Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345430
Category: History
Page: 240
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"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 Treasures

Featuring Rare Facsimile Memorabilia from America's Mother Road
Author: Jim Hinckley,James Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760344892
Category: Travel
Page: 64
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Route 66 Treasures offers an exciting new history of the Main Street of America, including more than a dozen facsimile re-creations of rare memorabilia from throughout the decades.

Ghost Towns of Route 66


Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760338434
Category: Travel
Page: 160
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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!

Route 66, 75th Anniversary Edition

The Mother Road
Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312281617
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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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.

Legendary Route 66


Author: Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781616731236
Category:
Page: N.A
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Portrait of Route 66

Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives
Author: T. Lindsay Baker
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806156155
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 280
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By the time Route 66 received its official numerical designation in 1926, picture postcards had become popular travel souvenirs. At the time, these postcards with colorful images served as advertisements for roadside businesses. While cherished by collectors, these postcard depictions do not always reflect reality. They often present instead a view enhanced for promotional purposes. Portrait of Route 66 lets us see for the first time the actual photographs from which the postcards were made, and in describing how the production process worked, introduces us to an extraordinary archival collection, adding new history to this iconic road. The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, held at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois, contains one of the nation’s largest collections of Route 66 images, including thousands of job files for postcards produced by Curt Teich and Company of Chicago. T. Lindsay Baker combed these files to choose the best examples of postcards and their accompanying photographs not only to reflect well-known sites along the route but also to demonstrate the relationships between photographs and their resulting postcards. The photographs show the reality of the locations that customers sometimes wanted "improved" for aesthetic purposes in creating the postcards. Such alterations included removing utility poles or automobile traffic and rendering overcast skies partly cloudy. This book will interest historians of art and design as well as the worldwide audiences of Route 66 aficionados and postcard collectors. For its mining of an invaluable and little-known photographic archive and depiction of high-quality photographs that have not been seen before, Portrait of Route 66 will be irresistible to all who are interested in American history and culture.

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787012352
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 7711
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips. Featuring three amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can search for roadside attractions or dillydally your way through the desert, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips: Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip Covers Los Angeles, Chicago, St Louis, Kansas, California, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips is perfect for exploring Route 66 in the classic American way - by road trip! Planning a Route 66 trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. Looking for a guide focused on a specific Route 66 city? Check out Lonely Planet's Chicago guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Pocket Chicago and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

The Encyclopedia of the Dead


Author: Danilo Kiš
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141396997
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sister and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are brought to life in the almighty Encyclopaedia of the Dead. In this wide-ranging collection of stories about humanity, society and relationships, Kiš plays with the distinction between fact and fiction, horro and comedy, drawing on key influences such as James Joyce and Franz Kafka. This was Kiš's final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983.

Moon Route 66 Road Trip


Author: Candacy Taylor
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631210726
Category: Travel
Page: 250
View: 2961
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Drive into the Heart of America From pristine prairies and red rock mountains to the glittering Pacific, this fabled highway has beckoned everyone from Dust Bowl escapees to 1950s vacationers. Route 66 is lined with the history of those seeking a better life, whose stamina, perseverance, and imagination made it an American icon. Their stories are threaded throughout this book, amid the colorful characters and cultural curiosities that embody the Mother Road today. This book gives you everything you need to get your kicks on Route 66: Follow turn by turn directions to connect with the historic highway—and learn where to get off the route for worthwhile excursions Experience roadside attractions, outsider art, and kitsch masterpieces Wander transcendent landscapes like Acoma Pueblo, the Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree Meet the trailblazing women who defined Route 66 for generations to come Discover the untold stories of the Green Book, which enabled African Americans to travel west safely

Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior


Author: Yan, Zheng
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146660316X
Category: Computers
Page: 1632
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"This book offers a complete look into the field of cyber behavior, surveying case studies, research, frameworks, techniques, technologies, and future developments relating to the way people interact and behave online"--Provided by publisher.

Route 66 for Kids


Author: Emily Kathleen Priddy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530436934
Category:
Page: 78
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From cowboys to Indians, dinosaurs to astronauts, corn dogs to ice-cream sundaes, Route 66 is a virtual playground of kid-friendly businesses, museums and roadside attractions stretching 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Route 66 for Kids offers an overview of these attractions, complete with addresses, phone numbers, hours, admission prices and other information to help families plan an unforgettable journey down the Mother Road. Join Route 66 expert Emily Priddy -- author of the novel Greetings from Coldwater -- as she shows you where to catch a drive-in movie, pet a wild burro or sleep in a wigwam on America's most storied highway.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More
Author: John Gunnell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760349878
Category: Transportation
Page: 272
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Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

Ghost Towns of the Southwest

Your Guide to the Historic Mining Camps and Ghost Towns of Arizona and New Mexico
Author: Jim Hinckley,Kerrick James
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1616738952
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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For centuries, the stunning panoramas of Arizona and New Mexico served as the backdrop for a veritable cavalcade of human history. From Anasazi cities built within towering canyon walls to early outpost villages of an expanding young nation, the Southwest served as the home to a range of communities that first thrived and ultimately demised in the region's rugged, sprawling landscapes. Today, the Southwest lures visitors with its majestic natural scenery and links to a fascinating chapter in our nation's history. In Ghost Towns of the Southwest, Jim Hinckley and Kerrick James present the colorful stories, colorful characters, and colorful landscapes that bring to life these landmarks of our past.

The Grapes of Wrath


Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670016918
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

Riding America's Backroads

20 Top Motorcycle Tours
Author: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Motorcycle touring
Page: 191
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This collection offers the results of years spent scouting the highways and byways of all 50 states--determining a final list of the 20 best motorcycle travel routes across the country. With rich text complementing breathtaking photography, this definitive resource details the premier sights, sounds, and activities of motorcycle travel.