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americanguide:

CROSS-COUNTRY FIELD TRIP - OREGON to NORTH CAROLINA
Your folkloring guide to North Carolina, Chris Fowler, is taking to the highways and byways — plotting a route from Oregon to North Carolina — in an AG instagram takeover!
This is the American road in real time. Follow us over at instagram.com/americanguide as Chris shows us the folkway.
Guide Note: 
Image is from Highway 26 near Unity, Oregon.

americanguide:

CROSS-COUNTRY FIELD TRIP - OREGON to NORTH CAROLINA

Your folkloring guide to North Carolina, Chris Fowler, is taking to the highways and byways — plotting a route from Oregon to North Carolina — in an AG instagram takeover!

This is the American road in real time. Follow us over at instagram.com/americanguide as Chris shows us the folkway.

Guide Note:

  • Image is from Highway 26 near Unity, Oregon.

Filed under photography Oregon

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mypubliclands:

Amboy Crater is an extinct cinder cone located just off of historic Route 66 — basically in the middle of nowhere (between Barstow and Needles) once the area was bypassed by Interstate 40 in the early 70s.  Before then, especially from the end of WWII through the 60s, it was a major attraction along this Main Street of America and many visitors would “get their kicks” by climbing Amboy Crater so they could brag about conquering a real volcano. 

After the climb, visitors would head to Roy’s Cafe in the nearby town of Amboy, just a few miles away, to have a cold drink or a meal.  Roys once employed 70 people and was a bustling stop for travelers.  Business dropped to almost nothing when I-40 opened and it fell into disrepair.  Luckily the current owner is interested in preserving this piece of Americana.  I snapped a picture of the restored diner (no food served, only sodas) when I stopped for gas.

-Bob Wick, BLM-California

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