New interactive map displays 12 famous road trips in U.S. literature
To explore the vast American landscape in an automobile has always been the epitome of freedom. Numerous classics of U.S. literature are centred around driving along the sheer endless highways of the American continent. Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez have now mapped 12 famous road trips for the publication Atlas Obscura. Among the illustrious journeys are Mark Twain’s ‘Roughing It’ from 1872, F. Scott Fitzgerald's ‘The Cruise of the Rolling Junk’, Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ (1957), Tom Wolfe’s ‘The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test’ (written in 1968) and Cheryl Strayed’s novel ‘Wild’, published in 2012. Here is the complete interactive map.
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