Tag: Route66

When the highway came to Hilldale: A look at how the interstate system was sold to America – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

When the highway came to Hilldale: A look at how the interstate system was sold to America – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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There’s a lot to glean from this half-hour film that the American Roadbuilders Association produced in 1957 to help smooth the road, so to say, for the coming Interstate Highway System. While the traffic scenes early on would make for good carspotting images and the explanation of how the interstates would be laid out–particularly the use of computers to help plan it all–was interesting, it’s what we now know about the highways that reveals the real obstacles the American Roadbuilders Association envisioned in the way of the interstate system’s construction and how it derived Americans’ consent to build the highways.

 

Documenting Nostalgia on Route 66 – Teresa Mathew Citylab

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Documenting Nostalgia on Route 66

Article from Teresa Mathew on Filmmaker and photographer Phil Donohue shooting scenes along the famed U.S. highway to explore what we long for and leave behind, very much reminds me of our trip on Route 66 a few years back, read the article here

If you are going to take the trip make sure you do your research in advance, plenty of great stuff out there but also some real dark stuff, it wasn’t all the way Nat described it!