Exploring the Old Trans-Canada East
Canada's Route 66
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From the Manitoba-Ontario border to the eastern tip of Newfoundland, Exploring Old Highway No.1 East is both a nostalgic romp down memory lane and a current guidebook for today's traveller
In this companion volume to Clark Saunder’s Exploring Old Highway No.1 West, author Clint Cannon takes the reader on a delightful journey through time and place as he seeks out the remnants and byways of Canada’s great road eastward as it was between 1945 and 1965.
Inset maps, personal asides, and hundreds of vibrant photos enhance the experience as you discover classic midcentury motels and restaurants, explore falls that run backwards, bays that empty, and fossilized trees that stand straight up. From coal mines to covered bridges, from world-class bagels to fried bolgna, these Canadiana treasures and so much more can be found within the pages. As he weaves bits of Canadian history and personal childhood memories with pointers and tips on what to do and see along the way today, the author rediscovers what his mother called “the road home” and presents us with a truly Canadian adventure that is a must for any reader or motorist.
Whether you are planning an epic road trip or simply wanting to experience one from the comfort of your deckchair, Cannon’s book will guide and entertain you along the way.