Route 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited, Volume 2

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MBI Publishing Company, Jul 1, 2006 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
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Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck's Mother Road were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike.div /DIVdivMotor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons all are represented in this second volume of Lost & Found images from photographer Russell Olsen. As with its predecessor, Route 66 Lost & Found (2004), this new installment presents dozens of locations along Route 66's entire 2,297 miles, showing them both as in their heydays in period photographs and postcards and as they appear today. Each site is accompanied by a capsule history tracing the locale's rise and fall (and sometimes rebirth), as well as an exclusive map pointing out its location along Route 66./DIVdiv /DIV
 

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Contents

PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
4
ILLINOIS
7
MISSOURI
29
KANSAS
47
OKLAHOMA
53
TEXAS
73
NEW MEXICO
83
ARIZONA
105
CALIFORNIA
129
AFTERWORD
152
SOURCES
159
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RUSSELL OLSEN began exploring and photographing Route 66 in 1995. On his first trip down the Mother Road he unexpectedly shot 27 rolls of film. Annual trips followed and in 1998 Olsen set out on his Lost & Found project, collecting vintage postcards, photographing Route 66, and publishing the first volume of Route 66 Lost & Found (2004). Born and raised in South Chicago, Olsen today lives in North Hollywood, California. His work can be viewed at www.route66lostandfound.com.

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