Archives: Route 66

The American Road: The Boots Motel: a Route 66 restoration

August 1, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: American Road, journalism, Missouri.

If you were a traveler along the famous Route 66 in the late 1940s and you wanted a first-class place to stay the night, you couldn’t do better than the Boots Court Motel in Carthage, Missouri. Not only would you have a room with the most modern conveniences — a “radio in every room,” they • Read More »

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Route 66: the road and the television show

July 27, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, journalism, reporting.

Our recent trek to the West took us along the old Route 66, nicknamed the Mother Road for its role in getting people to a new life during the Depression and giving people the pleasure of a road trip in the two decades after that. All along Interstate 40 — some of which was built • Read More »

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