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Authors: Jim Hinckley

Ghost Towns of Route 66

GHOST TOWNS
of
ROUTE

Text by Jim Hinckley
Photography by Kerrick James

Sun lights the front of a stone building in Afton, Oklahoma.

Page 1: Route 66 in Ludlow, California.

Page 2: Ruins in Jericho, Texas.

Page 3: Windswept clouds over a vintage Packard in Endee, New Mexico.

Page 4: A gas pump in Funks Grove, Illinois.

Opposite: A vintage car parked at Hackberry General Store in Arizona.

Page 11: Faded memories and faded signs are the silent monuments in Newkirk, New Mexico.

To the one who has been my source of encouragement and inspiration for more than two decades, my dearest friend, my wife.
—J. H.

To Julie Ann Quarry, who made the miles less lonely and the route traveled never far from her heart and smile.
—K. J.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: ILLINOIS

The Towns that Coal Built

Into the Land of Lincoln

CHAPTER 2: MISSOURI

Ghost of the Modern Era: Times Beach

The Ghost Town Trail of Missouri

Avilla

CHAPTER 3: KANSAS

CHAPTER 4: OKLAHOMA

Afton and Narcissa

Warwick

End of the Road

Foss

Texola

CHAPTER 5: TEXAS

To Amarillo

The Staked Plains

CHAPTER 6: NEW MEXICO

Introduction to the Land of Enchantment

Montoya, Newkirk, Cuervo

Ghosts of the Santa Fe Trail

The Timeless Land

CHAPTER 7: ARIZONA

Ghosts of the Painted Desert

In the Footsteps of the Camel Corps

Chasing Louis Chevrolet

Route 66, the Forgotten Chapter

CHAPTER 8: CALIFORNIA

Goffs

Ghosts of the Desert Cauldron

Daggett

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

SUGGESTED READING

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER

A roadside ghost in Plano, Missouri.

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