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Washington's Sunset Highway

Chuck Flood

ISBN 10: 1531676634 / ISBN 13: 9781531676636
Published by Arcadia Publishing Library Editions, 2014
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Washington's Sunset Highway

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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The Sunset Highway works its way east to west across the 300-mile-wide expanse of Washington State from the Spokane River to its ending at Seattle on Puget Sound. Later known as Highway 10, the route traverses a landscape of big cities, small towns, and wide-open spaces; rolling hills and rugged mountains; fertile fields of grain, apple orchards, and ranches; roaring streams, deep rivers, and rock-walled coulees--now dry, but once a mighty watercourse. The Sunset Highway arose from a collection of existing wagon roads, becoming the main cross-state thoroughfare with highway improvements. As traffic increased, roadside businesses sprang up to accommodate motorists. In towns, bright neon lights attracted both locals and passers-through, while tourist courts, restaurants, burger stands, and service stations lined the highway approaches.

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In this collection of more than 200 vintage postcards and photographs, Bainbridge Island author Chuck Flood presents a journey along Washington’s Sunset Highway in pre-freeway days. Though many early businesses are now gone, much of the old highway is still drivable, and some towns along the route seem little changed. Many reminders of the early days of automobile travel await rediscovery by the adventurous.

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