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Route 66 Malt Shop, Arizona, 1997

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Vestiges of Americana linger in an ice cream shop's sign along Arizona's historic Route 66. Memorialized in many ways—in writing (Grapes of Wrath, On the Road), in song ("Get Your Kicks on Route 66"), and on screen (Route Sixty-Six)—the road still echoes mid-twentieth-century American culture.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Route 66: Romancing the Road," September 1997, National Geographic magazine)
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

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