Series: Images of America
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (June 9, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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I have the complete series from Illinois to California and some selected towns like where I live, Kingman AZ. Actually living on old Route 66 makes the series come alive and I've explored many places found in the books and photo documented them. They are a good read and the photos are good quality. I highly recommend the entire set if you are at all interested in the Mother Road.
This is a very nice book for those who are interested in what is was like to travel the Mother Road through Illinois, way back when. It is full of good period pictures backed by informative captions. I have had a lot of fun following what is left of Route 66 through Illinois via Google Maps and satellite imagery. Some buildings and establishments are still "there," most are not. I would have given this book five stars, but it really needed more maps beside the simple one at the beginning of the book. Route 66 through Illinois changed over the years via rerouting through various municipalities and it would have added a lot to illustrate the before and after routes. Verbal descriptions just did not cut it in this case.
This is the first book I have read in the series...having lived in Chicago and it's suburbs, the pictures are like going back to my childhood. ..all the photos tell amazing stories.This book is a great read for any Rt.66 traveler or anyone who has ever lived in Illinois.
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