Monday, April 20, 2009

Coogy: Earth Day Along Route 66

Earth Day isn't until this Wednesday, April 22, but I thought I'd get a jump on the matter. No difference, since this Coogy is from July 12, 1953, long before the official Day began in 1970. Go get your kicks.



Route 66 holds a romanticized appeal for certain folks. It was the first paved highway, way back when, that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Via that route it went right through Arizona Coogy territory. My dad, by his own reckoning, drove across the country 13 times. and whether traveling back and forth from either New York or Florida to Los Angeles, eventually ended up on 66; that was all before this strip ran. Don't confuse the historic Route 66 with the modern interstate. These days it's unlikely you'll even find it on a map .

2 comments:

J.V. (AKA "White Pongo") said...

Holy cow, it's my grocery list come to life! The placement of the signs seems to indicate you should buy 'Ammos' before Blasto. More wonderful stuff - thank you!

Weirdo said...

Wonderful work. Your father does make an excellent point about American tourists back then, and maybe even now. Thank you for posting this.