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Route 66 in Arizona is a ribbon tying together spectacular natural attractions such as the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, and the Meteor Crater. There were plenty of man-made diversions along the way, too. Roadside businesses used Native American and Western imagery to lure travelers to fill up their gas tank, grab a meal, or spend the night. Roadside signs featured shapely cowgirls and big black jackrabbits, or warned of killer snakes and prehistoric monsters. Between wails of "Are we there yet?" children pleaded to stay at motels shaped like wigwams, explore the Apache Death Cave, or pick up a rubber tomahawk at a trading post.
Route 66 in Arizona is a ribbon tying together spectacular natural attractions such as the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert and the Meteor Crater, and Arizona may be the most spectacular state on Route 66, where the visuals are as stunning as the stories behind them. Original.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Transportation
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Southwest, Automotive / History
Series Title: Images of America Series
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Joe Sonderman
Street Date: October 6, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-7584