Route 66: Ruins and Ghost Towns

This entry is part of 16 in the series GDB & Route 66

One of my favorite things about Route 66 is discovering relics of a previous age, America’s answer to ancient ruins.

Sally Sparrow: I love old things. They make me feel sad.
Kathy Nightingale: What’s good about sad?
Sally Sparrow: It’s happy for deep people.“Blink,” episode of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat

Route 66 is full of old things, and many of them are falling apart from decades of abandonment. Here’s a gallery of some of my favorite findings.

Remember, private property is private. All of these were photographed from the road or a right-of-way. Be a good cruiser: No trespassing, and of course take only photos.

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3 Comments

  1. Such cool photos! Neat old relics. :)

  2. Love old buildings and spend time wondering who was there and what might have happened. The Alcan Higway to Alaska is another road with amazing “left behind” historical things.

  3. They have an eerie beauty. So many stories lurking there.

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