Posted by Simon
In small towns all across California, Arizona and New Mexico there are celebrations of Route 66.
While driving on I40 and seeing all of this local commercial activity I thought about where it could be reproduced.
What about US Route 17. It runs from Maine to Florida it was at one time one of the most important roads in America and it is all been replaced by Interstate 95.
Historic Route 17 can easily become the next Route 66.
This is an opportunity for geegaw producers, graphic artists and small gift shop proprietors. If I lived on or near where the historic route ran I’d join or start a Route 17 historical society, get some nice graphics going and start selling “Route 17 The Orange Highway” memorabilia. There is already some literature about it. Praying for Sheetrock for example.
Diners and Station Wagons on Historic Route 17