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ISBN: 0760326231Издательство: Voyageur Press
Год издания: 2006
Much more than just a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 today appeals to the world for its nostalgia valuefor the promise that Steinbecks "Mother Road" once held and the places that stood alongside it. As the highway has declined into disuse, so too have the countless establishments that sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike.Motor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoonsall are represented in this new book featuring dozens of lost-and-found sites not featured in photographer and author Russ Olsens first volume. As does its predecessor, this new installment presents 75 locations along the Mother Roads entire 2,297 miles, showing them both during their heydays as seen in black-and-white photographs taken for period postcards, and as they appear today from the same angle and also with black-and-white photographs. Each site featured is accompanied by a detailed capsule history tracing the locales rise...