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Route 66: A ghost road geography


1988 1988

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Abstract (summary)

American highway landscape patterns often are reflections of past and present elements in the American cultural experience. Route 66 was representative of an American highway which was historically significant, economically important, and a small but very meaningful part of the evolution of this country's culture.

Most of the pavement of Route 66 is gone today. However, a few portions of the old road remain as valuable links to our past. The longest remaining part of what was once Route 66 is in California's Mojave Desert, between Ludlow and Needles.

The Mojave Desert portion of Route 66 was distinctive because of the desert landscape through which it passed. The relationship which evolved, through time, between the highway, the people who depended on the highway, and the desert within which each was found resulted in a unique highway landscape, that of Route 66. In most places, there are only reminders of the former 66 landscape. But within California's Mojave, it is still possible to visit parts of our past--along what remains of what once was "the" way west.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Geography;
American studies
Classification
0366: Geography
0323: American studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
Route 66: A ghost road geography
Author
Puzo, Rita Ann
Number of pages
91
Publication year
1988
Degree date
1988
School code
6060
Source
MAI 27/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Lloyd, William J.
University/institution
California State University, Fullerton
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1335336
ProQuest document ID
303721379
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303721379/abstract
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