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The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Illustrated with gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography, this book tours dozens of ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!
Since his childhood, Jim Hinckley dreamed of being an author. After numerous detours into truck driving, mining, ranching, and a variety of other endeavors, he turned to writing a weekly column on automotive history for his local newspaper, the Kingman Daily Miner, in his adopted hometown of Kingman, Arizona.
From that initial endeavor more than twenty years ago, Hinckley has written extensively on his two primary passions: automotive history and travel. He is a regular contributor to Route 66, American Road, Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he is an associate editor at Cars & Parts. Book reviews and original features on automotive history and travel can be found on his blog, www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com.
Arrived on time and in their condition as described. The book is informative and has many pictures.Published 14 hours ago by Theresa S.
Arrived in a timely manner, never spent much time on Route 66 but fascinated with it's history.Published 1 month ago by Alan Barton
Our family had traveled ole 66 back in the day (1957, 1960, and into the late '60s) between Calif and Oklahoma. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nora
I bought this book to help me research a novel. It went far beyond my expectations. It is entertainment and history, not just a research tool. Well done!Published 6 months ago by TEAGAN R GENEVIENE
Having traveled this road many times in the 40"s , I found it a very good trip back to my youth. I loved it ! And it was presented well by Mr. Hinckley. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Frances Gregory