Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jack Kerouac on U.S. Highway 6

I'd been poring over maps of the United States in Paterson for months, even reading books about the pioneers and savoring names like Platte and Cimarron and so on, and on the road-map was one long red line called Rout 6 that led from the tip of Cape Cod clear to Ely, Nevada, and there dipped down to Los Angeles.  I'll just stay on 6 all the way to Ely, Nevada, I said to myself and confidently started. 

U.S. 6:  The Grand Army of the  Republic Highway 

Having grown up in Warren, Pennsylvania, I admit to a certain bias here, but you're not likely to find a more beautiful stretch of highway in the U.S. than U.S. 6 across northern Pennsylvania.

U.S. 6 follows the Allegheny River as it cuts through Warren.

I have slides from trips I made along this stretch of highway in the mid-1970s, traveling between Warren, Pennsylvania, and Springfield, Massachusetts, but they need to be digitized. 

Related posts:
Dean Moriarty, library regular.  (7/21/2012)

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