Travel Route 66: A Guide To The History, Sights, And Destinations Along The Main Street Of America by Jim HinckleyTravel Route 66: A Guide To The History, Sights, And Destinations Along The Main Street Of America by Jim Hinckley

Travel Route 66: A Guide To The History, Sights, And Destinations Along The Main Street Of America

byJim Hinckley

Paperback | March 15, 2014

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Long one of America's most cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year. While stretches of the once-glorious road have been paved over or bypassed by the interstates, the journey from Chicago to Santa Monica along the path of the “double six remains chock-full of unique roadside attractions, spectacular natural landscapes, and fascinating historical landmarks. Communities throughout each of the eight states touched by the “Main Street of America—Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California—have embraced this vital piece of American history and offer a vast array of opportunities to experience the grandeur as well as the lost innocence of the glory days of Route 66. InTravel Route 66, Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway's 2,500 miles. In addition to specific recommendations for places to visit, eat, and spend the night, Hinckley presents history for the highway and its attractions and suggests detours and daytrips off the beaten path, all while providing a vivid picture of the road that has long captured the imaginations of travelers from throughout the world. Illustrated with a wealth of color photos and vintage memorabilia,Travel Route 66is a practical and entertaining guide to the America's Mother Road.
Since his childhood,Jim Hinckleydreamed of being an author. After numerous detours into truck driving, mining, ranching, and a variety of other endeavors, he turned to writing a weekly column on automotive history for his local newspaper, theKingman Daily Miner, in his adopted hometown of Kingman, Arizona.From that initial endeavor mor...
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Title:Travel Route 66: A Guide To The History, Sights, And Destinations Along The Main Street Of AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760344302

ISBN - 13:9780760344309

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From the Author

Long one of America's most cherished byways, Route 66 remains a popular tourist attraction and travel route for thousands of travelers every year. While stretches of the once-glorious road have been paved over or bypassed by the interstates, the journey from Chicago to Santa Monica along the path of the “double six remains chock-full of unique roadside attractions, spectacular natural landscapes, and fascinating historical landmarks. Communities throughout each of the eight states touched by the “Main Street of America—Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California—have embraced this vital piece of American history and offer a vast array of opportunities to experience the grandeur as well as the lost innocence of the glory days of Route 66. InTravel Route 66, Route 66 expert and enthusiast Jim Hinckley provides detailed descriptions and itineraries that allow travelers of all ages and inclinations to explore the myriad wonders to be found along the highway's 2,500 miles. In addition to specific recommendations for places to visit, eat, and spend the night, Hinckley presents history for the highway and its attractions and suggests detours and daytrips off the beaten path, all while providing a vivid picture of the road that has long captured the imaginations of travelers from throughout the world. Illustrated with a wealth of color photos and vintage memorabilia,Travel Route 66is a practical and entertaining guide to the America's Mother Road.

Editorial Reviews

"Middle America and London are travel destinations as different as any two can be, but these guides are equal in their enthusiastic coverage." â?¬â?Travel Roundup: Spring Travel Guides, 2014, Booklist