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The American Gas Station   Route 66 Remembered
          by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA           by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA  
The American Gas Station  
 Soft Cover
 160 Pages
 ISBN: 0760306494
 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
 76 b&w illustrations
 82 color photographs
Route 66 Remembered  
 Soft Cover
 192 Pages
 ISBN: 0760314985
 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
 75 b&w illustrations
 125 color photographs
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The American Gas Station: History and Folklore of the Gas Station in American Car Culture is the service station book that started it all. Here is the complete history of the roadside refueling station, packed with images of vintage service stations, gasoline pumps, gas pump globes, oil containers, neon signs, petroleum mascots, promotional memorabilia called "petroliana," and more. This incredible collection of historical photographs and evocative interviews captures the reverence of the towns and attractions found along the roadsides of America's fabled Mother Road, Route 66. Take a trip across an America of yesteryear and rediscover the myth, magic, and imagination that is the old road. On Route 66, the ride is more important than the destination.
   
 

The American Drive-In   The American Motel
          by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA           by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA  
The American Drive-In  
 Soft Cover
 192 Pages
 ISBN: 0760313504
 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
 122 b&w illustrations
 99 color photographs
The American Motel  
 Hard Cover
 160 Pages
 ISBN: B00009MVHX
 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
 50 b&w illustrations
 150 color photographs

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The American Drive-in is an eye-popping chronicle of the drive-in restaurant's glory years and recent revival, including icons like the Texas Pig Stands, A&W, Mels, McDonald's, The Varsity, Porky's, Sonic, and many more. Here is the definitve fast food volume, a fun history of the folklore, architecture, and cuisine of our favorite drive-in restaurants from coast to coast. The American Motel recalls the evolution of yesterday's hotels, motor camps, and tourist courts into the sleek, franchised, leisure motels of today. For those who long for the days of two-lane highways lined with neon signs, drive-ins, and "Mom and Pop" motor inns, here is a key to a time when a night in a motel wasn't just an interruption to a vacation, it was part of the fun.
   
 
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