Route 66 St. Louis Style (Images of America) (Paperback)

Route 66 St. Louis Style (Images of America) By Joseph R. Sonderman Cover Image

Route 66 St. Louis Style (Images of America) (Paperback)

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For Route 66 to become the most famous highway in history, it had to pass through the "Gateway to the West." St. Louis is the largest city between Chicago and Los Angeles, and "St. Louee" comes first on the list of those that Nat King Cole and many other artists sang out on "(Get Your Kicks) on Route 66." The highway took a maze of different routes, including crossing the greatest of rivers on a bridge with a bend right in the middle. The roadside was lined with flashing neon, classic diners and gas stations where attendants provided speedy service. Also, there were classic amusement parks, drive-in theaters, a man selling frozen custard from a building adorned with wooden icicles, and a motel with a racy but beloved reputation.
Joe Sonderman is a St. Louis area radio personality and traffic reporter who has been writing books on Route 66 for 15 years. Since that first work, he has been collecting Route 66 postcards and photographs, some never published before, along with new research on the paths Route 66 took through the area to come up with an entirely new look at Route 66 St. Louis Style .
Product Details ISBN: 9781467160575
ISBN-10: 1467160571
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: September 18th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America