Highway 99 History like an Armchair Road Trip
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard
Growing up in 1950s Southern California, Jill Livingston and her sister enjoyed the heyday of pre-interstate car culture.
Their family took lengthy road trips in a '53 Ford and a Rambler American, passing neon-signed motels and kitschy roadside attractions. One time they drove all the way to the Seattle World's Fair.
That trip would have taken them up Highway 99, the original two-lane highway that still runs - in much altered form - from Mexico to Canada through the three West Coast states.
It's against that family background that the two women this year published the third in a series of books they've written and photographed over the past eight years about the highway, its culture and …
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Publication information: Article title: Highway 99 History like an Armchair Road Trip. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: November 16, 2003. Page number: L6. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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