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The Ancestry of the Mother Road: Mapping Route 66

decoration16 June 2015|15 Oct. 2015

Route 66 looms large in American culture, and traveling Route 66 is still the ultimate road trip. It famous road was years in the making as Americans sought the best path from the East to the West, and is being remade even today, as it continues to hold a special place in the imagination of travelers and wanderers of all kinds. Railroad scouts and surveyors, early auto adventurers, dust bowl migrants, suburban road-tripping families, all following their own paths, but all on the same road.

The exhibition documents both history and fascination of Route 66 with a selection of early and rare maps, prints and other material.

(Picture: Harvard Library)

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DATE
16 June 2015|15 Oct. 2015
ADDRESS
Pusey Library Gallery, Harvard University
CITY
Cambridge, MA
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
Harvard Library
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