Exploring Historic Route 66: Part IV

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Pamela Selbert
July 5, 2013

After two adventurous days in and around Flagstaff, Arizona, we bade farewell to the smiling Route 66 chainsaw-sculpture bear at Woody Mountain Campground and headed west toward Williams. This fourth and final stretch of the Mother Road would take us, over the next 10 days, to the end of the line at... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part III

HOLBROOK, AZ

Pamela Selbert
April 25, 2013

By early morning of day 10 on our five-week Route 66 odyssey we had said goodbye to Amarillo, Texas, and were watching this town of horses, cowboys, rodeos and more fade from view in our pickup’s rearview mirror. For the next two weeks we would be en route to Flagstaff, Arizona, a trip that includes... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part 2

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Pamela Selbert
Photos by Guy Selbert
March 11, 2013

Armed with maps and books on the subject, we spent five weeks following the road on which, in a different era, America drove west. The first stretch traced the 500 miles between Chicago and Springfield, Mo., “birthplace” of the old highway. This second stretch, about 570 miles, runs from Springfield... Read more »

Route 66: Part II Attractions

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Pamela Selbert
February 6, 2013

ROUTE 66 AREA ATTRACTIONS: SPRINGFIELD, MO TO AMARILLO, TX CARTHAGE, MO: JASPER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 302 S. Main St.; 417-359-8181; www.Visit-Carthage.com. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the elegant courthouse was built 1894-95 of limestone from Carthage mines. Said to be the state’s... Read more »

Exploring Historic Route 66: Part 1

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Pamela Selbert
Photos by Guy Selbert
December 19, 2012

As of November 11, 1926, the day it was officially designated, Route 66 became “the road on which America drove west.” At 2,448 miles, stretching from Lake Michigan in Chicago to the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica, Calif., the two-lane road crossed eight states and three time zones, stitching the... Read more »

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