First paved in the 1920s, Route 66, one of America’s first highways, has been a staple of the American Road Trip through the Great Depression. It was also 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 Mother road. An icon of American Folklore, the author will guide you through 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. This new collection combines author Russ Olsen’s successful Route 66 Lost & Found volumes 1 and 2 and adds more than 50 new sites along the Mother Road not included in the previous editions. In this book, you will journey through the history of the roadside attractions while getting a feel for the amazing sites along the way. All of the sites featured, more than 200 in all, are reordered from Illinois to California to provide a continuous journey along 66. The maps included in the previous two volumes are updated to feature the locations of the new sites included here.
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 Toys; Greatest American Cars; Route 66 Lost and Found; The Wild, Wild West of Louis L'Amour; How the Wild West Was Won; The 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.