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Weird Highway: Illinois (Paperback)
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WEIRD HIGHWAY: ILLINOIS ROUTE 66 HISTORY, HAUNTINGS, LEGENDS & LORE BY TROY TAYLOR "GETTING YOUR KICKS" ON ILLINOIS' ROUTE 66 There is no greater highway in American history than Route 66 - the legendary "Mother Road" - which began in downtown Chicago and stretched all of the way to the Pacific Ocean. For millions of people, it represents a treasure trove of memories and a link to the days of two-lane highways, family vacations, and roadside diners that ceased to exist decades ago. For many, it conjures up images of souvenir shops, tourist traps, cozy motor courts, flickering neon signs, and cheesy roadside attractions that have since crumbled into dust. To others, the highway holds stories of ghosts, haunted hotels, roadside spirits, mysterious vanishings, and bewildering anomalies too. In the first book of his "Weird Highway" series, which kicks off in Illinois, author Troy Taylor takes readers on a virtual road trip and a journey back in time to one of his favorite eras in American history. Part travel guide, part crime thriller, part ghost book, this volume tracks down everything from lost roadside restaurants to forgotten towns, abandoned motels, haunted places, and restless spirits that still linger from the heyday of Route 66. This is not just another book about the Mother Road, but an entertaining trip to parts of the highway that many have never heard about, or have forgotten altogether. Hop in, buckle up, and let Taylor take you on a ride that you won't soon forget.