Route 66 in Springfield (Images of America Series) Cheryl Eichar Jett

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Published: September 15th 2010

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131 pages


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Route 66 in Springfield (Images of America Series)  by  Cheryl Eichar Jett

Route 66 in Springfield (Images of America Series) by Cheryl Eichar Jett
September 15th 2010 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 131 pages | ISBN: | 5.28 Mb

From 1926 through 1977, Route 66 carried millions of travelers from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Pacific Coast. Americans fell in love with the automobile and made a family tradition of the road trip. On its three different alignments throughMoreFrom 1926 through 1977, Route 66 carried millions of travelers from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Pacific Coast. Americans fell in love with the automobile and made a family tradition of the road trip. On its three different alignments through the capital city of Springfield, Route 66 took motorists around the Illinois State Fairgrounds, past the state capitol, and through Abraham Lincolns neighborhood.

Mom-and-pop motels, gas stations, and eateries opened along the highway and became familiar landmarks to travelers in the Land of Lincoln. In Springfield, the horseshoe and the cozy dog became popular local foods, and one of the first drive-up window restaurants opened. A man spent 40 years on Route 66 operating his gas station before transforming it into an internationally known museum. Meet the proprietors of these businesses, witness the growth of the highway, and enjoy a generous dose of nostalgia.



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