Recently Sold: Abandoned Route 66

September 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Abandoned Route 66Abandoned Route 66Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. A sign nearby reads:
"You are standing near old Route 66. The line of the roadbed and the telephone poles in front of you mark the path of the famous “Main Street of America” as it passed through Petrified Forest National Park. From Chicago to Los Angeles, this heavily traveled highway was not only a road, it stood as a symbol of opportunity, adventure, and exploration to travelers.

A trip from Middle America to the Pacific Coast could take about a week. No interstate speeds here! For many, the journey was not just across miles, it was across cultures and lifestyles from the most mundane to the exotic. Of course, getting to your destination was important, but the trip itself was a kind of reward. From the neon signs of one-of-a-kind motels to burger and chicken fried steaks of the multitudes of restaurants, from the filling stations that served as miniature oases to gaudy tourist traps, these more than 2,200 miles of open road were magical."

 

This photo was purchased to be used in a raffle at the end of this month in Prescott, AZ.  If you're interested in this print, be sure to check out the Corvette show and talk to Daniel Martinez at Farmer's Insurance! Follow him for more information on the raffles at facebook.com/DGMFarmers or twitter.com/DGMFarmers.

 

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. A sign nearby reads:
"You are standing near old Route 66. The line of the roadbed and the telephone poles in front of you mark the path of the famous “Main Street of America” as it passed through Petrified Forest National Park. From Chicago to Los Angeles, this heavily traveled highway was not only a road, it stood as a symbol of opportunity, adventure, and exploration to travelers.

A trip from Middle America to the Pacific Coast could take about a week. No interstate speeds here! For many, the journey was not just across miles, it was across cultures and lifestyles from the most mundane to the exotic. Of course, getting to your destination was important, but the trip itself was a kind of reward. From the neon signs of one-of-a-kind motels to burger and chicken fried steaks of the multitudes of restaurants, from the filling stations that served as miniature oases to gaudy tourist traps, these more than 2,200 miles of open road were magical."

 


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