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Route 66 Lost and Found

Mother Road Ruins and Relics the Ultimate Collection



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Route 66 Lost and Found by Russell Olsen
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In this new collection of Route 66 Lost & Found, journey from Chicago to LA through the history of "America's Main Street," visiting 200+ roadside attractions along the way. Route 66 Lost & Found combines author Russ Olsen's successful Route 66 Lost & Found volumes 1 and 2 and adds more than 50 new sites along the Mother Road not included in the previous editions. First paved in the 1920s, Route 66, one of America's first highways, has been a staple of the American road trip since the Great Depression. It was also a major method of the bootlegging operation. Spanning a total of eight states and stretching from Chicago all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Route 66 was appropriately named the Mother Road. An icon of American folklore, between the pages there are a slew of old gas stations, restaurants, diners, rest stops, and other attractions. Each must-see vestige is peppered with the history of the area. All of the sites featured are reordered from Illinois to California to provide a continuous journey along 66. The maps included in the previous two volumes are updated to feature the locations of the new sites included here. Each profile is accompanied by an archival image of the establishment, a concise capsule history, and modern photography depicting the site as it appears today. So strap on your seat belt and enjoy your up-close tour of the motor courts, cafes, filling stations, and greasy spoons that make up "America's Main Street."

Author Biography

Russell Olsen began exploring and photographing Route 66 in 1995. On his first trip down the Mother Road he unexpectedly shot 27 rolls of film. Annual trips followed and in 1998 Olsen set out on his "Lost & Found" project, collecting vintage postcards, photographing Route 66, and publishing the first volume of Route 66 Lost & Found in 2004, and the second volume in 2006. Born and raised in South Chicago, Olsen today lives in North Hollywood, California. His work can be viewed at
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April 25th, 2019
Country of Publication
United States
Crestline Books
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