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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Arnold Berkman: Us Route 66 Death Of An American Icon

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Arnold Berkman: US Route 66 Death of an American Icon

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After seeing his obituary in a newspaper, Mark Twain quipped, "News of my death has been greatly exaggerated." Along these same lines, some of you may be more than a little put off by the title of this photo exhibit:US Route 66: Death of an American Icon. Arnold Berkman, a retired psychologist and professional photographer, took the pictures during four trips he made along Route 66. During our conversation we discussed his perspective on a roadway where many people insist there are still plenty of places to get your kicks. You can see the full display of his Route 66 pictures by visiting his photography homepage. Regardless of your opinion about the state of this historic highway, you have to admire the rugged beauty of Berkman's images of the automotive artery that carried Americans west to California's gleaming shores.


American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Arnold Berkman: US Route 66 Death of an American Icon

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