The Route 66 Encyclopedia

The Route 66 Encyclopedia

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An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troupa€™s anthem a€œRoute 66a€ 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 CafAc 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.Steve Rider Housed in a classic DX service station, Afton Station preserves ... Marketing of the town site and area by the American-Canadian Land aamp; Townsite Company, an Iowa-based firm, attracted prospective residents, business owners, and farmers. ... The original cafAc, a joint effort between Dub Edmonds and Jesse Fincher, utilized a rough building of indefinite origin ... by the National Historic Route 66 Federation, highly rates the Midpoint CafAc on atmosphere, value, and service.

Title:The Route 66 Encyclopedia
Author:Jim Hinckley
Publisher:Voyageur Press - 2012-11-15


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