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Route 66 in St. Louis  Cover Image Book Book

Route 66 in St. Louis / Joe Sonderman.

Sonderman, Joe. (Author).


In 1926, highway planners laid out a ribbon of roadways connecting the nation. One of the most important wove its way across eight states, from the cities of the heartland to golden California. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck calls it Â٢the Mother Road.Â٣ Route 66 has become a legend, celebrated in books, movies, works of art, and popular music. The interstates could not kill it. As Â٢the Main Street of America,Â٣ Route 66 had to pass through Â٢the Gateway to the West,Â٣ St. Louis. Crossing the Mississippi River, the road took many different paths through the busy city and then united to travel into the rolling hills of the Ozarks. Along the way there were mom-and-pop motels, tourist traps, roadside restaurants, a man selling frozen custard, one living with snakes, and another who claimed to be Jesse James. Their stories are here.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780738552163
  • ISBN: 073855216X
  • Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, [2008]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 127).
Formatted Contents Note:
Historic or Southern Route from 193 to 1975 -- 1926-1932 Original Route -- Bypass Route used from 1936 to 1965 -- Franklin County -- Metro East.
Subject: Route 66 Museum > Missouri > Lebanon.
Roads > Missouri > Saint Louis > History.
Roads > Missouri > Pictorial works.
Roads > Illinois > Edwardsville > History.
Roads > Missouri > Franklin County > History.
United States Highway 66 > History.
United States Highway 66 > Pictorial works.

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