Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 522
- Jun 16, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:47 mins
Pan-American Highway Guest: Eric Rutkow, Assistant Professor, History, University of Central Florida, and author, "The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas" The Pan-American Highway was supposed to stretch from Alaska to Argentina, and a hundred years ago it was a vision that enthralled two continents. We untangle why it was never finished and meet the heroes who tried to bring it to fruition. Father of Route 66 Guest: Susan Croce Kelly, author, "Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery" Route 66 started as a series of disconnected dirt roads. It took a community, some good publicity, and one man—Cy Avery—to make it into the wonder it is today.