Highway 50: Ain't that America

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James Lilliefors, 1993 - Travel - 219 pages
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A lively, anecdotal chronicle of travels along U.S. Route 50--a road that literally cuts through the middle of the country, from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. Following a course mapped by George Washington in the East and by gold-rushers and pioneers in the West, the present-day Route 50 remains the most intriguing thoroughfare spanning the United States. Photographs.
 

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Who has never secretly dreamed of abandoning the nine-to-five life and taking to the open road? Lilliefors did just that, and the account of his cross-country adventures via historical Highway 50 are ... Read full review

Contents

The Sign
3
An Honest Day
10
Tastee 29
19
The Main Street
29
The Apple Capital
37
Pool Tables
45
King Coal
51
The Most Famous Dairy Queen
58
Frank
88
Lime Temples
98
The Sleeping Porch
107
Johnnys Is Back
120
Days from Another Season
135
The Mayor of Dodge
150
Ute Country
167
Petroglyphs
180

American Painter
66
The Only Truly American Sport
72
Main Town
79
No Markers
194
Fixing Old Things
207
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

James Lilliefors is a journalist who has worked and written for several national publications and has been a regular contributor to The Washington Post and The Miami Herald. He is also author of the book American Boardwalks, to be published in 2006, and a novel, Bananaville.

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