The Lost Towns Roads of America Author:J.R. Humphreys J.R. Humphreys followed the old roads and discovered the timeless towns. With vivid text and arresting pictures, he unfolds his trip across the country, from New Jersey to the Middle West, Southwest, and California. — The United States is indeed becoming a nation of "strip" cities strung along super-turnpikes, of gigantic highway shopping center... more »s and developments. But Mr. Humphreys turned away from the concrete rivers and in doing so he took a nostalgic journey through time. He passed colonial villages, the hillbilly's house, the farmyard grave, general store, and town water pump. He went through covered bridges, attended cattle auctions, and watched paddle-wheel river boats.
Without registering a genuine complaint against "progress," Mr. Humphreys has captured for posterity one-hundred-and fifty sights of another-day America, days which bear little mark of modern America on them.« less