“Since before I could read, I was mesmerized by stories people told me. Today, I am still fascinated by stories — especially those about the times just out of reach of memory.
When Lucile Morris Upton was 25, she gave up teaching to become a newspaper reporter — and never looked back.
This very readable history of the world’s most famous road is told through the words and pictures of men and women who made their livings on the edge of that highway from the 1920s until the coming of interstates in the mid-1950s.
Avery’s involvement in Route 66’s birth and its rise to worldwide fame was anything but an accident.