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Route 66 Then and Now®
Route 66 Then and Now®

Route 66 Then and Now®

Then and Now®

PHOTOGRAPHY

144 Pages, 11 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9781911595571

Rights: US & CA

Pavilion Books Group (Jun 2018)
Pavilion

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

Putting archive and contemporary photographs of the same landmark side by side, Route 66 Then and Now® takes in the motels, cafes, gas stations, roadside attractions and key towns and sites along the route

The "Mother Road" has been open since 1926. Its heyday was the WWII and post-war era, with many roadside structures springing up to cater to the "tin-can tourists" making the journey from East to West. Gas stations, motels, and diners all had to compete for business and what better way to attract attention than with a wacky feature such as a wigwam motel, an iceberg cafe, or a whale-themed diner. Route 66 Then and Now® revisits some of these bizarre (and not-so-bizarre) structures to see what's left before time takes its toll. Route 66 historian Joe Sonderman takes readers on the 2,500-mile trip, starting in Chicago, to the Blue Whale in Catoosa, past Angel Delgadillo's store in Seligman, Arizona, to the end point in Santa Monica.

Author Biography

Joe Sonderman is a prolific Route 66 author and has one of the most extensive collections of Route 66 postcards in the US. He has written 13 books on the Mother Road, including Route 66 in Illinois, Missouri, St. Louis, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.