3 In Liz Travels: Route 66

Ghosts of Route 66

There is still quite a bit of the classic Route 66 to see, and I’ve been sharing some of it–the giant statues used to attract attention and advertise a business, the iconic restaurants and motels, and old buildings from the Route’s busiest days.

But the Route is haunted, too. By ghost towns, shells of service stations and diners, and fragments of the road itself, many more than I’d anticipated. They show up in the country far from any town, they show up on the fringes of cities, and they show up in the cities themselves. They are a faded memory, but they show us what the road once looked like.


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    Gary C Gugler
    June 28, 2022 at 2:54 pm


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    June 29, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    On that last image, the “Oops” one with the wigwam, is that a ghost on the upstairs balcony? I can’t enlarge it enough to see.

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    Lori Murphy Cole
    June 29, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    It would be fascinating to explore those old places with a Geiger counter.

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