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Remembering Roadside America : Preserving the Recent Past as Landscape and Place.

Author: John A Jakle; Keith A Sculle
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The use of cars and trucks over the past century has remade American geography & mdash;pushing big cities ever outward toward suburbanization, spurring the growth of some small towns while hastening the decline of others, and spawning a new kind of commercial landscape marked by gas stations, drive-in restaurants, motels, tourist attractions, and countless other retail entities that express our national love affair  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Local history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Jakle; Keith A Sculle
ISBN: 9781572338333 1572338334 1280125055 9781280125058
OCLC Number: 775873033
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Journey Begins; 2. Observing Roadside America; 3. Learning from Roadside America; 4. Preserving Roads and Roadsides; 5. Historical Museums and Roadside America; 6. Experiencing the Past as Landscape and Place; 7. The Road Continues; Appendix; Notes; Index.

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The use of cars and trucks over the past century has remade American geography & mdash;pushing big cities ever outward toward suburbanization, spurring the growth of some small towns while hastening the decline of others, and spawning a new kind of commercial landscape marked by gas stations, drive-in restaurants, motels, tourist attractions, and countless other retail entities that express our national love affair with the open road. By its very nature, this landscape is ever changing, indeed ephemeral. What is new quickly becomes old and is soon forgotten. In this absorbing.

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