Historic Route 66 Sign – beautiful example of vernacular typography

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Historic route 66 motel sign in California

Piece by piece old Route 66 landmarks, vintage gas stations, famous hamburger stands and cages with such euphonious names as Pig Hip are vanishing.ย  As this example of classic route 66 vernacular typography, there are still some gems as the fascination lives on.ย  The states along its route have posted historic markers designating sections of the road that still exist, and each year hundreds travel it looking for that aspect of Americana that seems to be disappearing.

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