Route 66 Missouri (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/9/28
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Route 66 Highway, first built in 1926-32, offers a fantastic variety of scenery and history. This segment of the highway, from the Gateway to the West through the beautiful Ozarks, is organized in over 300 vintage postcards and color photos that capture travel on "The Mother Road" across the "Show Me State." There are stops at "no-tell motels," gas stations, cafes, roadside stands, and good, old-fashioned tourist traps. The detailed text provides histories at each stop, including icons such as Coral Court, The Diamonds, Meramec Caverns, and many more. This book is organized first chronologically and then features a tour through the Meramec Valley, from Leasburg to Rolla, the Ozarks, Lebanon to Springfield, and Springfield to the "Ghost Section." Postcardvalues are included in the captions. For all who enjoy the romance of the open road, this book is a treasure.
Joe Sonderman has been traveling Route 66 since childhood and has collected over 5000 vintage postcards of the highway. He lives near St. Louis.
Be aware that in some cases, the postcards/pictures duplicate ones found in the author's older books, Route 66 in St. Louis and Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks. In some cases this book contains the color version (the older two are strictly B&W); in other cases the picture is essentially the same. Nevertheless, this book does not entirely (or even "mostly") duplicate the older ones, and if the subject interests you, you are likely best off buying all three.
Also note that the author, Joe Sonderman, has his own website (66postcards.com) with most or all of these pictures/cards on it, but with no captions, and in many cases lower resolution.