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Digital Subscriptions > Drive > December 2019 > Cruisin’ Reunion

Cruisin’ Reunion

Story and photographs by Michael Eckerson

History and heritage gather along the Mother Road

John Steinbeck proclaimed U. S. Highway 66 the “Mother Road” in his classic 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath. With the 1940 film recreation of the epic odyssey, Route 66 was immortalized in the American consciousness.

It is estimated that 210,000 people trying to escape the conditions brought on by the Dust Bowl migrated to California. For those who endured that particularly painful experience, Route 66 symbolized the “road to opportunity.”

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Drive December 2019, '64 C/10 Chevy Truck - All in the Family, Get your kicks at the route 66 - Cruising' Reunion, PLUS : Your invitation to SEMA IGNITED, And More...