Route 6 in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania's mid-20th-century Route 6 brought together appealing natural environments, historical events, and cultural landscapes. The eastern length of the route crosses an area featuring rolling mountains and tranquil valleys dotted by farms and towns. To the west, Route 6 traverses a more level landscape that also includes lakes. This book presents the 370-mile scenic drive as a destination in itself. It covers the secluded setting of northern Pennsylvania where Route 6 and its towns have experienced minimal changes associated with larger metropolitan regions and interstate highways. As a result, the mid-20th-century landscapes of Route 6 have lingered a little longer. The authors give the reader a peek of a past not entirely swept away.
ISBN: 9781467125123
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 158
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kevin J. Patrick, professor of geography at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the coeditor of Diners of Pennsylvania and the author of Pennsylvania Caves & Other Rocky Roadside Wonders. Elizabeth Mercer Roseman, an independent researcher, and Curtis C. Roseman, professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, have traveled extensively on transcontinental Route 6. They are the editors of Grand Excursions on the Upper Mississippi River: Places, Landscapes, and Regional Identity after 1854.
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