Along Route 66
Along Route 66 by Quinta Scott
It was the way out. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, thousands of people from the southern and Plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Often, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels.
The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times.
Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With unforgettable oral histories and striking black-and-white images of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has documented the culture of America’s most famous road.
681 North First Avenue
Barstow, CA 92311