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Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series Map – April 15, 1994


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Product Details

  • Map: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Ghost Town Press (April 15, 1994)
  • ISBN-10: 0967748119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967748115
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,507,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Route 66 artist and road historian Jerry McClanahan of Corsicana, Texas, has been traveling, mapping, and painting America's Main Street since 1980. Jerry sees his art as a contribution to the commemoration and celebration of our highway heritage. An "old road" detective, his documented trip notes from years of research were essential ingredients to this map series.

Freelance writer Jim Ross is an avid Route 66 enthusiast and preservationist who has spent a decade exploring and charting Route 66 and its web of intricate routings. Dozens of his articles have appeared in a variety of national magazines, and he is the author of "Oklahoma Route 66." He lives on historic Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma.

In 1998, Ross and McClanahan, along with Anderson Productions, produced and co-hosted the documentary Route 66 video, "Bones of the Old Road."


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Customer Reviews

These are THE maps to use for traveling Route 66!
Briann773
These maps will prove to be everything I want and need to see the old time Route 66.
Jenne Gardner
Just starting to plan a trip down Route 66 and these maps will greatly help.
KAS

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Greg Vojtko on August 17, 2001
Format: Map
Just back from nine-day trip from Chicago to Southern California on Route 66. This set of maps was our main guide to The Mother Road. Artwork seems crude, but when you get out there and start driving you'll find that it's generally sufficient, and when you get in trouble (translation: Lost, it happens to all of us sometimes!) the written description is enough to get you back on track!
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Pat Bremer on January 8, 2004
Format: Map
Throughout my 10 year interest in Route 66, I've read just about every guidebook there is that will get you from Chicago to Santa Monica. Hands down, Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series is not only the best bang for your buck, but it's also the most accurate. Sure, fancy slick pages with nice color photos are nice to look at in most guidebooks on the market, but they won't do you much good when they misdirect you. Jim & Jerry have created the standard all guidebooks should follow.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By T.A.Repp on January 23, 2000
Format: Map
Easy to read, wonderfully artistic and simple to fold to boot, The Route 66 Map Series makes navigating the old road a Sunday drive in the park. Each individual state map contains detailed written directions broken into sections--as well as an encapsulated history of the Mother Road in that particular state. Pen-and-ink master Jerry McClanahan fills the maps with drawings of classic 66 icons like the Capistrano Courts and the Lone Yucca Motel signs. My nomination for the Series' best feature: The maps include modern-day Interstate exit numbers so you can join or leave Route 66 at your leisure--indispensable when you're motoring west on a schedule.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Frank Maloney on January 18, 2000
Format: Map
Ross & McClanahan have hit upon just the right mix of "can't miss the next turn" accuracy and "hey let's go there" completeness. The Mother Road beckons and there is no better scaled-down representation of it to guide your journey of exploration than their Map Series.
The Series consists of eight large maps, one for every state Route 66 graces. Each map portrays the road, its varied paths holding unique sights to savor, and complete directions in plain English to find them all.
Do not be misled by the "16 pages (April 15, 1994)" statement here at amazon.com. Ross & McClanahan have done their roadwork over the years, culminating in an updated year 2000 version. And the fold-out maps are the size of four 8.5 x 11 inch pages; convenient and handy for the driver/navigator. I travel with two sets: one remains in the car for ready access on the road and the other visits with me in the motel at night, there to remind me of the day's treasures and to help me plan for tomorrow's.
One map for each state, complete and accurate, up-to-date for 2000. You could easily spill the cost in pocket change behind your car seats squirming around with an inaccurate Route 66 text, or waste the same amount burning gasoline following poor directions. It is all unnecessary, because Ross & McClanahan have created the ideal Route 66 Swiss army knife, and Here It Is!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JenniferRT66 on January 8, 2007
Format: Map Verified Purchase
I used a combination of guides & maps on my first full-length trip on Route 66. I was not at all familiar with any area where Route 66 is located, and hadn't taken a trip of that length before. With my then-12 year old daughter in tow (not the best navigator at the time!), I wanted to have as much help as possible.

I had several books, one of which was a turn-by-turn, mile-by-mile guide. It was certainly in-depth (and "mostly" accurate), but the driver really can't use it safely alone - unless you want to pull over constantly, you absolutely need a navigator willing to keep their nose in the book most of the trip. My daughter read alot of it, but there were times it was a bit cumbersome to read the detailed directions. In a few cases, I discovered there were typos, mistakes or inaccuracies. One direction in the book caused us to veer very far off track, because at a particular fork in the road, it didn't specify which road to take. Since the natural curve of the road suggested going to the left, it "seemed" that direction would have been 66 and the deliberate turn off would not have been. Alas, it was not so. I double-checked the "Here it Is" map against the other guidebook, and in the Here it Is map, both the written directions and the map were much more clear and specified which way to go at that fork in the road. At that moment, I wish I'd had the Here it Is map in front of me, because I wouldn't have made that wrong turn. The maps were immediately placed beside me for the remainder of the trip!

I disagree with the previous reviews that the map series is "cartoony" in any negative connotation. Yes, it's simple, but it's well detailed (and accurate!!) enough to follow 66, even without the aid of a navigator.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By John G on October 29, 2007
Format: Map Verified Purchase
These are maps of route 66 as it presently exists;however, they are not very helpful (lacking details) for someone taking the trip. Much better to buy ROUTE 66:EZ GUIDE FOR TRAVELORS by the same authors of the maps. I recently bought both and took the trip with my wife this month of October 2007. The maps just stayed in the glovebox. The book is head and shoulders above the maps.
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