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Description - The Complete Route 66 Lost & Found by Russell A. Olsen

Now Russell Olsens best-selling collections featuring Route 66 filling stations, main streets, motor courts, cafes, campgrounds, honky-tonks, truck stops, and barbecue joints as they appeared both in their heyday and today is available in one package.For more than 30 years, Route 66 was Americas main east-west artery, pointing the nation toward all the promise that California represented. To serve these travelers, Route 66 boasted bustling commercial hubs, many of which remain today, many more of which crumbled long ago. All of the sites included here150 in allare shown both during their mid-century heydays and as they appear today. Taken together, the marvelous visual and descriptive elements assembled hereperiod postcards and imagery, specially commissioned maps, and Olsens own photography and capsule histories of the sites featuredcomprise a unique, state-by-state look back at Americas Main Street.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760334928
ISBN-10: 0760334927
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Russell A. Olsen

Russell Olsen began exploring and photographing Route 66 in 1995. On his first trip down the Mother Road he unexpectedly shot 27 rolls of film. Annual trips followed and in 1998 Olsen set out on his Lost & Found project, collecting vintage postcards, photographing Route 66, and publishing the first volume of Route 66 Lost & Found in 2004, and the second volume in 2006. Born and raised in South Chicago, Olsen today lives in North Hollywood, California. His work can be viewed at

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