John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath A Story of Route 66 – The Mother Road In the late 1930’s, the San Francisco News hired a young novelist, John Steinbeck,to write a series of articles about the migrant workers who had left the dust bowls of the southern plans to look for a better life in…Keep on Reading . . .
Route 66 Television Series The debut of the television series Route 66 on October 7, 1960 went mostly unnoticed. Appearing after the second debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, it was considered by most as just another adventure serial. But the weekly travelogue starring Martin Milner as youthful, Yale-educated Tod Stiles, and George…Keep on Reading . . .
Route 66 Memories – Travel in 1950’s Jim Carver remembers: As a boy, I remember my family leaving Indianapolis, IN, heading to Los Angeles, CA to visit friends. We got on ROUTE 66 in Mitchell, IL and crossed the Mississippi River on the Chain Of Rocks Bridge. I remember being awe struck by the 22…Keep on Reading . . .
Route 66 Memories – 1960’s Memories of Joyce Reid It was early March 1961. After spending the first five months of our married life in Washington, DC, Ron ended his military tour of duty and we were on our way “home” to California. To me, it was to be a new life in an unfamiliar…Keep on Reading . . .
Route 66 Memories – 1960’s Larry Mauch’s Motorbike Trip on Old Route 66 In late March or early April 1961 I attempted my first motorcycle trip across this great country, from Moberly, MO to Sacramento, CA. Weather problems, lack of experience and breakdowns took five days to Weatherford, OK. From there to Tucumcari, NM one…Keep on Reading . . .