By Drew Knowles

ISBN-10: 1595800344

ISBN-13: 9781595800343

The writer of the best-selling and seriously acclaimed Route sixty six event Handbook returns with Route sixty six quickly Reference Encyclopedia. in a single convenient quantity, rookies and pro roadies alike have quick and straightforward entry to all the crucial information regarding America’s most renowned, liked, and culturally major highway.

Presenting an inventory of significant phrases observed through descriptive articles and illustrations, the advisor information the route’s history—including the origins of the time period ''Mother Road'' and the slogan ''Get Your Kicks on direction 66''—as good as its commemorative fairs, quirkiest sights, and precious road terms.

Fascinating trivialities will permit street warriors to provoke buddies and fellow tourists with their wisdom of the path, whereas a supplemental record directs committed enthusiasts to extra unique info on the most old and valuable drives in America.

Finally, a collection of maps presents either normal orientation and issues out major sights by utilizing customized icons. Route sixty six speedy Reference Encyclopedia is actually an A-to-Z advisor to the very best of the mummy Road!

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Burma Shave A brand of shaving cream manufactured by the Burma-Vita Company of Minneapolis widely known for its unique highwayside advertising, which was begun in 1927 and continued until 1963. Most advertisements were composed of six signs posted at short intervals. The first five contained a short, often humorous poem or rhyme. S. 65 near the town of Albert Lea, Minnesota. The campaign came to a close and the signs were taken down in 1963 when the Burma-Vita Company was acquired by Philip Morris, Inc.

See also bypass. Alvarado Hotel (Albuquerque, NM) Harvey House hotel and dining room that was closed in 1969 and demolished in 1970. In 2002, a “new” Alvarado was completed on the site of the original, and it now functions as the city’s public transit hub. See also harvey house. “Amarillo’s Finest” Phrase appended to t he sig n for the Big 8 Motel of El Reno, Oklahoma, for its use in the filming of the 1988 feature film Rain Man. The motel has since been demolished. See also big 8 motel. Amboy Tiny community in the desert country of Anasazi 39 Southern Califor n ia con si sting of little more than a motel, restaurant, and gasoline station that once catered to Highway 66 travelers.

S. 65 near the town of Albert Lea, Minnesota. The campaign came to a close and the signs were taken down in 1963 when the Burma-Vita Company was acquired by Philip Morris, Inc. Burros (Oatman, AZ) Small donkeys, particularly those used as pack animals. They are commonly seen roaming the streets of Oatman (actually, there’s just the one street—Route 66) where they are fed and otherwise indulged by tourists. Oatman being in mining country, today’s burros are descendants of animals used decades ago as beasts of burden and subsequently abandoned.

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