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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 12, Number 3 (Autumn 2014)

American Road® magazine's “Rock, Paper, Scissors”-themed issue visits places such as Massachusetts’ Paper House, the Wall of Scissors at Maine’s Sardine Museum, and the Ghost Town of Granite in Montana. The motif also provided the opportunity to trace the making of the 1973 film PAPER MOON—revisiting PAPER MOON locations that made make-believe—under a canvas sky. Then Academy Award winner Tatum O’Neal shares her memories of the movie-in-the-making in an exclusive American Road® interview.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 12, Number 1 (Spring 2014)

Features include Wonderland Way—an article that traces a 1921 scenic route set against the shores of the Ohio River, Hopping the Hippety Highway—a tribute to six long-eared leapers, and Alice in Postcard Land.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 12, Number 2 (Summer 2014)

Features A Night at the Drive-In 2—highlighting thirty-two drive-ins, Burt Reynolds speaks to his experiences in an exclusive American Road interview, and this issue examines a dozen films named for genuine thoroughfares.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 11, Number 4 (Winter 2013)

Features include Bank Shot: The Winding Ways of Old Washington State Road 8 and American Road’s Waterworks (sites around North America that go with the flow).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 11, Number 3 (Autumn 2013)

From Vermont's Molly Stark Trail to Colorado's Molly Brown Route, Maryland's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Connecticut's Prudence Crandall Museum, and California's Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park, our travels this quarter salute women.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 11, Number 2 (Summer 2013)

“Electric Highway” tells the tale of its titular road, a Montana auto trail named in 1920 after the amped-up trains of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. “I Sing the Roadside Electric” is a tribute to light twisted with gas and glass. Across US Highways 2, 10, 50, 66, and others, American Road visits one hundred masterpieces of the neon signmakers’ art. And, the “Energy Loop Scenic Byway,” follows a route that honors the men and the mines that brought Utah fame.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 10, Number 4 (Winter 2012)

Features include: US Highway 10 (Midland, Michigan, to Fargo, North Dakota) and American Road's Take Ten!

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 10, Number 3 (Autumn 2012)

Features include: Virginia 10: Porkers, Appomattox Manor, Pocahontas, and Mr. Peanut and Arkansas 10: Lunar Moths, French Legends, and Lively Little Rock.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 10, Number 1 (Spring 2012)

Features include: The Pinball Route, Ten Pin Alley and American Road's Sports Stops.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 09, Number 4 (Winter 2011)

Features include: Orange Bowl (Florida's Orange Blossom Trail) and Cherries Jubilee (Wisconsin's Door Peninsula).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 09, Number 3 (Autumn 2011)

Features include: Baby's Last Drive: The Baby Face Nelson Route and American Roads Gangland Getaways.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 09, Number 2 (Summer 2011)

Features include: American Road's Top 12 Road Films," "A Night at the Drive-In," and "Intermission Time, Folks!"

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 08, Number 2 (Summer 2010)

Features include: American Road's Guide to the Galaxy and US Highway 70: A Space Odyssey.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 07, Number 3 (Autumn 2009)

Features include: Happily Ever After (America's Storybook Parks) and Bunyan Derby (Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway)

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 06, Number 1 (Spring 2008)

Features include: Old Forts, Big Sky (Montana-to-Alberta Old Forts Trail), Washington Wonder (Capturing Whidbey Island), South Carolina Stronghold (Exploring Fort Sumter), and Texas Treasure (Remembering the Alamo).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 05, Number 4 (Winter 2007)

Features include: California Salton Sea, Florida Manatees (Indian River Lagoon Cruise), South Carolina Peachoid, Arkansas Hot Springs.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 05, Number 3 (Autumn 2007)

Features include Main Time Machine (Schoodic Scenic Byway) and Indiana Roamin' Road (The Ben-Hur Route), Texas Wind Run (Highway 15), and Alaska Seward Highway (the Glory of the Kenai Peninsula).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 04, Number 4 (Winter 2006)

Features include Florida Mermaid Tour (Visiting Weeki Wachee Springs!), California's Bigfoot Byway (The Big Fellow's Scenic Drive!) and Tennessee Road of Fire (Braving the Tail of the Dragon!).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 03, Number 4 (Winter 2005)

Features include Passing the Buck (Pennsylvania's Bucktail Trail) and The Beefsteak Trail (New Mexico US 60).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 02, Number 1 (Spring 2004)

Features include Gimme 3C (a tour of Ohio's 3C Highway) and Numbers Game (an historical look at the number system).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 02, Number 4 (Winter 2004)

Features include Surviving the One (California Highway 1) and The Goofy and Great US 98 (Florida's Highway 98).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 02, Number 3 (Autumn 2004)

Features include Drive Me Lonely (US 50 through Nevada) and The End of the Earth (Arizona's Indian Highway 18).

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American Road® Magazine back issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 12, Number 4 (Winter 2014)

This issue of American Road is dedicated to birds—those free spirits of the air who seem ageless as they sail through the centuries. The tribute begins with a trip that is timelessness itself: “Watch the Birdies” explores Louisiana’s Creole Nature Trail, that warbling line of beaches and bayous, salt marshes and Creole culture. Wetland refuges thrive in the brine and thrill bird-watchers who come to sneak peeks at paradise. “American Road’s Big Birds” visits twenty-one of the nation’s largest roadside avians. Here, one finds the huge Bluebird of Happiness, prodigious Pelican Pete, colossal Claire d’Loon, and a flock of additional oversized fowl too enormous to fit in a birdcage.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 13, Number 1 (Spring 2015)

The Spring 2015 issue of American Road® magazine pays respect to the elders with a theme called "The Ancients," honoring all that endures.

The journey to yesterday begins in the American Southwest. "Trail of the Ancients" traces its roots to a time when Utah pioneer Albert R. Blanding discovered the prehistoric dwelling he called "Soose Castle" and began piecing together the history of a vanished people. His work inspired a movement that created a scenic byway from the Four Corners area through Colorado and Utah and into Arizona, picking up primordial dust with every mile. The magazine looks at the road through the legends that arose from its landscape—tales of Coyote, Spider Woman, and the Twin Hero gods.

"American Road's Oldies and Goodies" is the latest compendium piece, and it presents a collection of the country's oldest things. Among its twenty-one vignettes, one will meet Granddad, the Queensland lungfish who’s resided in Chicago since 1934; the creosote ring hailed as King Clone; the country's longest-burning lightbulb; and Martinka's, the nation’s oldest magic shop. Say "Abracadabra" and time stands still.

After an outing that explores the stony furrows that are New York's Finger Lakes, American Road® searches out the Fountain of Youth; digs up the old birdman at Cahokia Mounds; digs into the singing sand near Fallon, Nevada; and digs down into Grand Caverns, the oldest continually operating showcave in America.

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AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 13, Number 3 (Autumn 2015)

Literature, like travel, is all about the trip. And in this issue of American Road our trip is all about literature.

Our lead feature “New York’s Washington Irving Route,” visits the Hudson Valley haunts of the Original Knickerbocker—America’s First Man of Letters—the author who set a headless horseman on the heels of Ichabod Crane.

“American Roads’ Top 12 Classic Travel Books” celebrates the best travel journals of the past two centuries, with writers such as Lewis and Clark, Ilf and Petrov, Wolfe, Kerouac, and Beauvoir at the wheel. “Literary Postcards” revisits tourist sites inspired by the Great American Novel—who wouldn’t want to ride the Ben Hur Race at Coney Island or hang out in Maine with the Old Man of the Sea? Our departments find their way to Walt Whitman’s Birthplace, Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, and Herman Melville’s Arrowhead.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 13, Number 2 (Summer 2015)

The Summer 2015 issue of American Road® magazine peers through the majestic, classic movie lens. Features showcase locations connected to the silent cinema, beginning with "Flicker Highway: American Road's Silent Movie Route." This 370-mile path through Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri unearths the Midwest's movie roots—from Harold Lloyd's Birthplace to the hometown of Louise Brooks, the Buster Keaton Museum, and the first house ever frequented by Mickey Mouse. It's ambitious, enormous, and assuredly the first attempt ever made to frame this region with regard to its filmic past. American Road® is honored to present the premiere.

Hollywood stars loved their cars, and that fact begs the question: If Clara Bow owned a gorgeous Rolls-Royce Phantom—and Cecil B. DeMille bought a classy Cadillac Town Cabriolet—why did Mary Pickford drive a modest Ford Model A? American Road® reveals the answer in "Silent Star Cars." Pickford also plays a part in "American Road’s Silent Era Films," a reel retrospective that trains a spotlight on early automobile films such as Wallace Reid's speedy romance, "The Roaring Road" (1919); and Mabel Normand's triumphant turn in "Mabel at the Wheel" (1914). Road departments continue the trend, following Will Rogers along Route 66, Lillian Gish on the Lincoln Highway, and Charlie Chaplin across US 101. American Road® wraps up production with an installment of "The Extra Mile" that visits the Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, Georgia, before cueing a final fade-out.

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AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 13, Number 4 (Winter 2015)

Surf’s up in this “Muscle Beach Party” issue of American Road magazine, beginning with “Gulf Course,” a tour of Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway. On this journey along the edges of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are the origins of Forrest Gump’s Bubba Gump Shrimp, the fish of the Dauphin Island Estuarium, the sea turtles of Bon Secour, and even the mysterious Catman. Oh, and what’s a beach party without the cheeses of Elberta, Alabama?

Say “desert isle” or “three-hour tour” and most children of the 1960s will recall Gilligan’s Island and the ever-popular question—“Ginger or Mary Ann?” American Road believes there is no contest, and an exclusive interview with Dawn Wells (aka Mary Ann) reveals why.

For even more fun in the sun, American Road departments chase Gidget down Hollywood Boulevard, sleep on the RMS Queen Mary, revisit old Cape May, and investigate the racing heritage of Daytona Beach, Florida.

Grab a beach blanket to enjoy the American Road Winter issue, and discover what American Road readers can do with a camera and a bit of shoreline inspiration in the “Back to the Beach Photo Contest.”

Ahhh...a day at the beach. Pack flip-flops and a copy of American Road magazine. Then point a compass toward the coast. How about a little umbrella for that lemonade?

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AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 14, Number 1 (Spring 2016)

Since ancient times, myths have helped us make sense of our world—where we’re going, where we’ve been. The classic Greek stories—the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Argonautica, and the Oresteia, among them—have endured through the centuries because they speak to archetypal truths.

Myths teach. Myths interpret. And in this issue of American Road, they turn the highway into a labyrinth, and the roadside into a land touched by the golden fingers of Midas.

American Road’s odyssey begins with a trip through time: In 225 BCE, the Greek engineer Philo of Byzantium identified seven wonders of the ancient world that he recommended every good citizen see. We take his list and apply it to the USA, finding our own “Colossus of Roads” and other marvels in “Seven Wonders of the Modern Road.” Did you know that the modern-day Zeus sits at the corner of Woodward and Jefferson avenues in downtown Detroit? No? Well, he does. And he’s green.

“Mythic Proportions,” this issue’s compendium, is the largest we’ve ever assembled. In it, we visit thirty-six sites named for Greek gods, heroes, and monsters—from California’s Hercules Tree to South Carolina’s Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff and Baltimore’s Orpheus with the Awkward Foot. You’ll even find a cyclops in there—a one-eyed giant that serves as a fine introduction to our final feature, “O Brother, Where Art Thou? Revisited.” Fifteen years ago, the Coen brothers brought the songs of the sirens, the winds of Aeolus, and John Goodman’s gluttonous Bible-thumping Polyphemus to Mississippi and the moviegoing masses. We look back at the production and its filming locations in the Magnolia State that managed to capture the magic of ancient Greece and the lands Odysseus visited during his mythic journey.

Life is a poem and a journey—a sonnet and an odyssey. Write it, mythically, on the road.

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 03, Number 2 (Summer 2005) - AUTOGRAPHED ONLY

Features Walking Six (US Highway 6) and Thumbs Up! (a tour around Michigan's thumb area).

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American Road® Magazine Back Issue AMERICAN ROAD® BACK ISSUE Volume 03, Number 1 (Spring 2005) - AUTOGRAPHED ONLY

Features include The Titans of US 2 and Avenue of the Giants (California's Redwood Highway).

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