Legendary Route 66

Legendary Route 66: A Journey Through Time Along America’s Mother Road is an amazing homage to the historic American highway called Route 66. Through an unprecedented collection of never-before-seen color and black and white images, follow the evolution of Route 66 from the early days of the trails to the era of the superhighway bypass.

Along the way, you’ll meet the legends that breathed life into the road and will discover why this fabled highway is more than just another road. With Route 66 historians Michael Witzel and GyvelWitzel-Young serving as tour guides, the journey from east to west introduces you to some of the people who lived through Route 66’s glory days, including the actress who played Ruthie Joad in The Grapes ofWrath film, a 1950s carhop, a longtime owner of a Native American trading post, and those who stayed in business long enough to see the road’s resurgence.

Packed with more than 600 photographs of the Mother Road’s most famous sights, outrageous roadside oddities, classic neon signs, and memorabilia, Legendary Route 66 offers up a heaping plate full of nostalgia from the heyday of America’s Main Street. Experience the sights along the Mother Road with historic and current photos in then-and-now pairings, vintage postcards, road signs, nostalgic scrapbook pages, trinkets, maps, brochures, advertisements, and more.


Foreword by Jim Ross

Jim Ross is the author of Oklahoma Route 66, publisher of the acclaimed Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series, and co-founder of American Road Magazine. In 2001 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame.

Preview Book Pages

Take a sneak peek inside the pages of Legendary Route 66: A Journey Through Time Along America’s Mother Road. Experience the myth and magic of the uniquely American highway known as the “Mother Road.”

Route 66 Scrapbooks

Using our Route 66 scrapbooks as your time machine, take a nostalgic trip back into the past. You don’t need a ticket—just a sense of curiosity for the customs and traditions of the travelers who blazed the trails before you.

American Icons 66

Experience an eclectic sampling of the American icons and symbols that embody the imagery of old Route 66. Rekindle the memories of cross country vacations and the boundless adventure of the open road.

Route 66 Profiles

Route 66 is a highway defined by the people, places, and personalities and that live and work along it path. “Come on inside” and meet some of the Mother Road’s most memorable characters—past and present.

Route 66 Canvas Prints

Legendary 66 presents an eye-popping collection of Route 66 canvas prints, printed in association with CanvasPop! Rev up your interior decor with roadside America scenes, perfect for your man cave or den.