- The WPA Guide to 1930s Arizona, by the Writers'
Program of the WPA, University of Arizona Press 1989, ISBN
0-8165-1099-7. A reprint of the WPA's 1939 book, Arizona:
A State Guide. This 530 page guide is essential to
anyone interested in the history of Arizona's highway system.
There are maps of the state and many cities, and mile-by-mile
tours of Arizona's major highways.
- The Old US 80 Highway Traveler's Guide, by Eric
J. Finley, Narrow Road Communications 1997, ISBN
0-9652358-0-7. This is a detailed tour of old US 80 from Phoenix to San Diego, with
historical photographs and details of the original route and
- Arizona Place Names, by Will C. Barnes,
University of Arizona Press 1988, ISBN 0-8165-1074-1. This
reprint of Barnes' 1935 book is still the definitive word on
how Arizona got names like Mistake Peak or Wrong Mountain.
66 Magazine. This
is a real treat for road geeks. Although US 66 is the main focus, this
quarterly magazine also features stories on other historic
highways or bridges.
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