Route 66: Ghost Towns and Roadside Relics

Route 66: Ghost Towns and Roadside Relics cover

Route 66: Ghost Towns and Roadside Relics

By  Bruce Wexler , By (photographer)  Greg Disch
$ 17.99

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.

Bruce Wexler has had a lifelong fascination with American culture, from Western movies to cars to toys. He lived for many years in Pennsylvania before returning home to his native England. Wexler's books include Classic Country ToysGreatest American CarsRoute 66 Lost and FoundThe Wild, Wild West of Louis L'AmourHow the Wild West Was WonThe Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes;  and The Authentic South of Gone with the Wind. He lives in London.

Greg Disch is a freelance photographer located in Arkansas. Greg specializes in nature, scenic, wildlife, and other outdoor subjects in Arkansas and other areas of the country. 

ISBN: 9780785833093

ISBN-10: 9780785833093

Publisher: Chartwell Books

Publication Date: 06/20/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/20/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English


History / Historical Geography

History / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)

History / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)