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American Diner
Stock #: 12809
Author: Michael Karl Witzel

OUT OF PRINT

From the early days, before the age of the automobile, Walter Scott brought his horse-drawn lunch wagons through the streets to the heyday of mass-produced chrome and neon diners in the 1950s, The American Diner offers a full blue-plate special of nostalgia for all those who loved the counter culture of these great eateries. More than 250 historical colorful photographs help remind us of life before fast food, and generous helpings of classic advertisements, cool collectibles, and architectural highlights also highlight the era. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Travel


American Drive-In Movie Theater
Stock #: 89003
Author: Don Sanders & Susan Sanders

OUT OF PRINT

Since the earliest drive-ins of the 1930s, this book takes a look at every aspect of the drive-in movie theater: the architecture, the marquees, the cars, the food, and much more. B&W and color photos, along with period ads and other memorabilia, from the origins of the drive-in, through its heyday in the 1950s, its decline, and its subsequent revival. Soft Cover. more»

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Barns:Styles & Structures
Stock #: 90112
Author: Michael Witzel

List Price: $19.95
Karen's Price: $15.95

This photo/essay treatment of barns in America is arranged by the five distinct roof styles that have largely come to define American barns, presenting six 20-page spreads detailing the Dutch, bank, crib, round, and prairie styles.

Regions represented include New England, the Southeast, the mid-South, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, the desert Southwest, and California. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Travel


Ghost Towns of Northern California
Stock #: 99005
Author: Varney

List Price: $19.95
Karen's Price: $18.95

Ghost Towns of Northern California provides background on the Gold Rush of 1849 and later strikes, as well as comprehensive information on more than 50 towns and sites--from out-of-the-way Campo Seco and New Idria to popular sites such as Coloma and Bodie. With chapters arranged by region and tons of travel information and maps, visitors will find this pictorial guide makes traveling the area a breeze. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Travel


Ghost Towns of Route 66
Stock #: KB11118
Author: Jim Hinckley

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $24.95

Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boom towns built around oil wells, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than 25 ghost towns, rich in stories and history, complemented by gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography by Kerrick James. Also includes directions and travel tips for your ghost-town explorations along Route 66.

Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway! Hard cover.
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Highway 61 Revisited
Stock #: 89004
Author: Tim Steil

OUT OF PRINT

Unlike Route 66, Highway 61 - running 1,699 miles through the nation - is a much truer cross-section of American heritage and geography. From the Deep South, to the North Shore of Lake Superior, this book is organized into three parts - Louisiana to Memphis, Memphis to Wisconsin, and Wisconsin to Canada. 200 photos. Hard Cover. more»

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Hip to the Trip: A Cultural History of Route 66
Stock #: 89009
Author: Peter B. Dedek

List Price: $19.95
Karen's Price: $18.95

Historic U.S. 66 became associated with the deserts, Indians and cowboys of the southwest, the “Okies” of the Great Depression, and the millions of vacationers who took to the highway in their streamlined autos from the 1940s to the 1970s. 208 pages. 35 B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

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Main Street to Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture
Stock #: 13022
Author: Chester H. Liebs

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Chester Liebs traces the transformation of commercial development as it has moved from centralized main streets, out along the street car lines, to form the "Miracle Miles" and shopping malls of today. He also explores the evolution of roadside buildings, from supermarkets and motels to automobile showrooms and drive-in theaters. Both an historical survey and invaluable guide for reading highway landscapes. Soft Cover. more»

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Mining in the Old West
Stock #: 12578
Author: Sandor Demlinger

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The 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in northern California set off a mining explosion that hastened the development of the American West. This new book gathers historic photos of mining in the Old West including photos of the miners, the saloons, the shafts, the tools & machinery designed to mine the gold. Over 300 B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Travel


Portrait of Alaska
Stock #: 13440U
Author: Hilscher

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Karen's Price: $14.95

Soft Cover. 1997.

Through the photography of four of the most prominent and talented photographs of Alaska's landscape, wildlife, and people, the magic that is Alaska reaches out in spectacular fashion. alaska, portrait, scenic, landscape, wildlife, ships, pipeline more»

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Route 66 Encyclopedia
Stock #: KB10676
Author: Jim Hinckley

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $39.95

An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution. Hard cover. more»

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Route 66 Remembered
Stock #: 89005
Author: Michael Karl Witzel

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Karen's Price: $49.95

This collection of historical photographs captures the attractions and towns of the Mother Road, Route 66. Noted author Michael Witzel spent years traveling Route 66 collecting mementos of life and folklore that make up the most famous road in America. His photography takes readers back to the attractions and towns as they were and offers a view of them today. Soft Cover. more»

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That Ribbon Of Highway I: Highway 99 from the Oregon Border to the State Capital
Stock #: 89011
Author: Jill Livingston

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This book takes the traveler along historic US Highway 99 from the rugged mountains that separate Oregon and California, through the Sacramento Valley, and all the way to the state capital in Sacramento. 79 photographs, both current and historical, highlight the sights. Roadguides and maps inspire the adventurous motorist. The evolution of California highways and roadsides is examined in detail - auto courts, beautiful bridges, roadside attractions and more. Soft Cover. more»

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That Ribbon Of Highway II: Highway 99 from the State Capital to the Mexican Border
Stock #: 89012
Author: Jill Livingston

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This book leads you down historic Highway 99 through the San Joaquin Valley, up over the Tehachapis along the Ridge Route, through greater Los Angeles, citrus country, and across the desert to the Mexican border. Re-live a refreshment stop at a Giant Orange, miles of crops punctuated by produce stands, a cool dip in a motel pool, roadside attractions, competing neon arrows. Soft Cover. more»

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That Ribbon of Highway III: Highway 99 Through the Pacific Northwest
Stock #: 89013
Author: Jill Livingston

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Our road trip along Historic Highway 99 continues through the Pacific Northwest, the states of Oregon and Washington. Travel over the Siskiyou Mountains, through the Rogue Valley, over Sexton Summit, through the Willamette Valley, over the Columbia River, along Puget Sound and all the way to the Canadian border. Visit little towns and big cities, see old highway bridges, and more. Soft Cover. Highway 99, pacific northwest, oregon, washington, history, pacific northwest, siskiyou mountains, rogue valley, sexton summit, willamette valley, columbia river, puget sound, bridges, guide more»

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This Was Mining in the West
Stock #: 16234
Author: David W. Pearson

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This book discusses the expansion of mining from gold to silver, and eventually to copper, in many of the Western states. The growth of railroads and transportation is explored. Includes over 225 period photographs. Soft Cover.

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