February 26, 2019

Photo Essay: Refuel With Old-School Americana

photo by: David Kafer

The word shamrock dates all the way back to the 1570s. It is derived from the Irish word, seamróg, a plant native to Ireland and an emblem of the North Atlantic island.

How about a gallon of Americana, unfiltered?

This photo tour of dimly lit vintage motels, trailer parks, and throwback gas stations along Route 66 will give you a taste of the simple life on the road. America's Main Street has some twists and turns, and many of them are worth exploring.

You never know what you might find on this strip of blacktop. Let's see what's just around the bend.

By: Zubin Hill, Alex Green

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