Historic Route 66 Writing Down the Mother Road

Historic Route 66 Writing Down the Mother
Road,
Raymond Dussault, Book Magazine
It’s hard to imagine a road anywhere in the world that has provided
so many writers — from Steinbeck to Kerouac — with as much
creative inspiration as the fabled Route 66. Born in the 1920s as a
proud symbol of America’s westward expansion, the trail that led
thousands of migrants to the West Coast, fueling Southern
California’s post-war boom, now represents something quite
different. In an essay on the website of Book
Magazine,
Raymond Dussault traces the history of this
asphalt muse. ‘Torn and tattered as it is, Route 66 connects the
Main Streets of hundreds of American towns like no other road in
the country. And it connects thousands of people to an America they
can barely remember, to a time of hope and individuality they
thought was lost.’ –– LUGo there>>

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