9780760369692

Ghost Towns of Route 66 The Forgotten Places Along America?s Famous Highway

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  • ISBN13:

    9780760369692

  • ISBN10:

    0760369690

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-27
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press

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Summary

Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than 60 ghost towns along the Mother Road, rich in stories and history!

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 by Kerrick James, this book tours dozens of ghost towns in:
  • Illinois (Braidwood, Braceville, Gardner, Dwight, Bloomington, Funks Grove, Springfield)
  • Missouri (Rolla, Dootlittle, Springfield, Halltown, Paris Springs Junction, Avilla, Carthage, Joplin)
  • Kansas (Galena, Riverton, Baxter Springs)
  • Oklahoma (Narcissa, Afton, Tulsa, Warwick, Bridgeport, Foss, Elk City, Erick, Texola)
  • Texas (Shamrock, McLean, Alanreed, Jericho, Amarillo, Glenrio)
  • New Mexico (San Jon, Tucumari, Montoya, Newkirk, Cuervo, Dilia, Tecolote, Santa Fe, Thoreau, Gallup)
  • Arizona (Lupton, Chambers, Two Guns, Flagstaff, Truxton, Hackberry, Kingman, Goldroad, Oatman)
  • California (Needles, Goffs, Essex, Cadiz, Chambless, Amboy, Ludlow, Newberry Springs, Daggett, Barstow)

This edition also includes directions and travel tips for your ghost-town explorations along Route 66, as well as a fold-out map of the Mother Road.

Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

Author Biography

In 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 the author of Ghost Towns of Route 66 and Backroads of Arizona and a regular contributor to Route 66, American Road, Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he was an associate editor at Cars & Parts. Book reviews and original features on automotive history and travel can be found on his blog, route66chronicles.blogspot.com and on his popular podcast, Jim Hinckley's America & Route 66 Adventures. 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1: ILLINOIS
The Towns that Coal Built
Into the Land of Lincoln
CHAPTER 2: MISSOURI
Ghost of the Modern Era: Times Beach
The Ghost Town Trail of Missouri
Avilla
CHAPTER 3: KANSAS
CHAPTER 4: OKLAHOMA
Afton and Narcissa
Warwick
End of the Road
Foss
Texola
CHAPTER 5: TEXAS
To Amarillo
The Staked Plains
CHAPTER 6: NEW MEXICO
Introduction to the Land of Enchantment
Montoya, Newkirk, Cuervo
Ghosts of the Santa Fe Trail
The Timeless Land
CHAPTER 7: ARIZONA
Ghosts of the Painted Desert
In the Footsteps of the Camel Corps
Chasing Louis Chevrolet
Route 66, the Forgotten Chapter
CHAPTER 8: CALIFORNIA
Goffs
Ghosts of the Desert Cauldron
Daggett
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SUGGESTED READING
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER
 

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