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Die Mutter aller Routen

“Highway 66 is the main migrant road. 66 – the long concrete path across the country, waving gently up and down on the map, form the Mississippi to Bakersfield – over the red lands and the gray lands, twisting up into the mountains, crossing the divide and down into the bright and terrible desert, and across the desert to mountains again, and into the rich California valleys.

66 is the path of people in flight, refugees from dust and shrinking land, from the tunder of tractors and shrinking ownership, from the desert’s slow nortward invasion, from the twisting winds that howl up out of Texas, from the floods that bring no richness to the land and steal what little richness is there. From all of these the people are in flight, and they come into 66 from tributary side roads, from the wagon tracks and the rutter country roads. 66 is the mother road, the road of flight.”

John Steinbeck, Früchte des Zorns (1939)

Hans Gremmen, The Mother Road: 2363 miles, from Chicago (IL) to Los Angeles (CA), expected duration: 9hrs 15min (work in progress), captured from the screen using Google Street View. The clip shows the road between miles 1894 and 1931, just outside Kingman, Arizona.

Dank für den Tip an Joachim Schmid!

(Gefunden bei hansgremmen)


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