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MICHAEL WALLIS - The Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Wallis, author of "Route 66:The Mother Road". Michael has updated this best-selling book in 2001, for the 75th Anniversary of Route 66. Read about the growing interest in Route 66, as well as updates to Route 66 people and places.  

HERE IT IS ! -THE MAP SERIES - This Route 66 map series is a must for all dedicated roadies. This set compiled by Jim Ross and Jerry McClanahan contains 8 separately detailed maps.

ROUTE 66 PHOTOGRAPHY - Books, Exhibits and Photos by Shellee Graham.

ROUTE 66 NOVELS - by author Chet Nichols who wrote "The Last Riders on Route 66" and "The Poet of the Mother Road".

OKLAHOMA ROUTE 66 - The ultimate traveling companion book for serious Route 66 travelers. Complete info and mapping for all the different alignment paths of Route 66 through Oklahoma by noted author and historian Jim Ross.

MOCK TURTLE PRESS - Home to the publisher of "Route 66: The Empires of Amusement" and "Route 66: The Romance of the West". Visit their Highway Hostess for the latest roadside news.

BOOKS BY BRIAN BUTKO - Fun Stuff Taken Seriously! Photos and information from pop culture historian Brian Butko on the Lincoln Highway, diners, and Isaly's Dairy (inventors of the Klondike ice cream bar), plus forthcoming books such as "Roadside Giants."

The Route 66 Cookbook Series    Hop in and join Marian Clark, well known Route 66 author, lecturer and traveler, as she takes us on a taste tour down the Mother Road. Savor recipes and relive the stories of people and eateries from Chicago to Santa Monica.

HISTORIC ROUTE 66  The oldest website on Route 66 contains all a traveler needs for his trip down old Route 66 (aka: the Mother Road), including full turn by turn driving instructions.

TIMSTEIL.COM - When Tim Steil's first book, "Route 66", came out, Jack Kerouac's agent tracked him down and asked to represent him. The illegitimate son of Hunter Thompson is still on the road, this time traveling Highway 61. Read trip diaries, book excerpts, reviews and more. A rare voice in a well done world.

TERRAFLY - Virtually "fly" over the United States. TerraFly changes the way you view your world. Simply enter an address, and our system will put you at the controls of a bird's view aerial imagery to explore your digital earth.

ROUTE 66er - For Lots of Route 66 links & Route 66 memorabilia visit Route 66er!

ROUTE 66 GUIDEBOOKS - A comprehensive listing and review of all the Route 66 guidebooks and maps that are currently in print. Many well known and respected authors and historians of our two lane highways are represented here. Our website is conveniently organized into these sections: Maps, General Guidebooks, and State Specific Guidebooks. A great resource to find what you're looking for.

MOJAVE ROAD GUIDE - This wonderful trail starts at the Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada, and ends in Afton Canyon near Barstow. Before you go, get a copy of Dennis Casebier's Mojave Road Guide, and read it over carefully then bring it with you -- it's invaluable.

DAVID RUMSEY MAP COLLECTION -  This site contains a digitized copy of the 1925 Rand McNally Auto Trails Map for Arizona and New Mexico, The Most Important Southwest Trails Map of the Era! All historical online cartographic items are from theDavid Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

USGS MAPS -  As the Nationís largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works in cooperation with more than 2,000 organizations across the country to provide reliable, impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

PERRY-CASTANEDA LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION - An online collection of Country Maps, City Maps, State Maps, Historical Maps and Outline Maps including Cartographic Reference Resources.


AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE - Celebrating America's historic two lane highways of yesteryear with the excitement and adventure of driving them today. Be sure to subscribe to this premier magazine that features articles on all historic U.S. highways from coast to coast, sea to shining sea.

ROUTE 66 MAGAZINE - The first and only slick, four-color publication written expressly for the Route 66 Roadie. Our stories are a blend of narratives and documentaries that make The Mother Road tick with tales that chronicle the history of an era revolving around a highway which, at one time, was the primary highway from Santa Monica, California to Chicago, Illinois, or vice-versa.

-  Out West is a quarterly "on-the-road" newspaper founded in 1987 by roving editor/reporter Chuck Woodbury, who spent much of the following 13 years exploring the two-lane highways of the American West searching for stories about whatever he found interesting.

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