The Highway and Its People
ISBN10: 0806122919 ISBN13: 9780806122915 Contributors: Kelly, Susan Croce Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (T) Published: Aug 1 1990 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.