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ROUTE 36

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May 2018: ROUTE 36 – NEWSLETTER #3

I’m back from several weeks in the Midwest, starting this trip at the beginning—at Uhrichsville, Ohio, where Route 36 starts its east-west journey just 50 miles from Wheeling WV. A main “takeaway” from this trip: Few people in Ohio, Indiana, or Illinois, are aware that US Highway 36 extends some 1400+ miles from Uhrichsville to Rocky Mountain National Park and is the historic mid-section of what was once known as the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean transcontinental highway. Perhaps my guidebook can help change that situation. [...]

November 2017: ROUTE 36 – NEWSLETTER #1

This is the first of a very occasional newsletter to keep you posted on the progress of my journey along US Highway 36—a much-neglected historic and scenic by-way through the Heartland of America. Over the past year I’ve met a lot of people out on Route 36, especially in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. I’m working my way eastward from Denver, though the guidebook will be organized from east to west—the way American settlement moved. [...]

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Route 36: Ohio to Colorado—America’s Heartland Highway

by Allan McAllister Ferguson

From the foothills of the Appalachians to the soaring Rocky Mountains . . . Here’s your guide to US36—a great American road trip through the landscapes and communities of the nation’s Heartland. Leave the Interstates behind. Explore the “roads less traveled.” Discover a treasure trove of American history. Route 36 has it all. From Ohio to Colorado, this is Allan Ferguson’s love letter to the Midwest. When you read the Introduction, you’ll want to buy the book!

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