Don’t forget Winona… and an orange asphalt sighting

May 16, 2007



In the song “Route 66,” Bobby Troup said “don’t forget Winona,” though why, is anyone’s guess. It may be the most unprepossessing piece of real estate celebrated in American song.

It does appear to be one of the places along the route where you can see the orange asphalt — one of the three ways Route 66 was paved over the years. Photo: Nick Carey


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Great photograph!

Posted by Carmen Sandiego | Report as abusive

Awesome blog, guys! What a great idea. I’ve always wanted to make this trip myself, but reading your account is the next-best thing. Offbeat yet educational. Especially liked the description of the noisy Motel 6 in Flagstaff. I’d love to be along for the ride but probably no room in James’ ’67 Porsche. Keep it up.

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