Ah, summer. For many, this warm season means piling into the family car and heading to a fun and exotic vacation destination. A road that led many to an iconic summer vacation destination during the middle of the twentieth century was the legendary Route 66. Spanning eight states and over 2,400 miles, the Mother Road in its prime was full of kitschy restaurants, museums, attractions, and motels. This two-lane highway was so famous and had such an influence on America's pop culture that it inspired a song and a television series.
Thanks to the Interstate Highway Act and fewer people who wanted a scenic route to their destination, the attractions along the Mother Road are now few and
Check out a fascinating interview with Haunted Route 66 author Richard Southall on Examiner.com, detailing his new book and the research he conducted while writing it (as well as a peek behind the scenes of his earlier book, How to Be a Ghost Hunter).
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To celebrate the release of his new book, Haunted Route 66, author Richard Southall jumped in the car and took a road trip along The Mother Road. Southall kicked-off the tour in Chicago, and after hitting six bookstores in six day, joined six other authors for a "Great American Road Trip" event in California, only miles from the end of Route 66.
While on the road, Southall documented the sights, scenes, and spooky stories.
The trip from Pittsburgh to Chicago was uneventful but a bit overwhelming in a wonderful way. Just after checking into the hotel, we asked the front desk clerk about any Route 66 landmarks close by. We were fortunate to find that less than a quarter
Haunted Route 66 author Richard Southall has a guest blog post on The Huffington Post, detailing his new book and the research he conducted while writing it.
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