Route 66 Texas Series by joel Sampson

This photographic series covers the Mother Road, Route 66 within Texas. I traveled all 178 miles - from Texola, Oklahoma to Glenrio Texas/New Mexico. While Rt. 66 has been paved, widened and moved over the years, 90% of the original road still exists. It's goes through an interesting mix of agriculture, oil, small towns, one urban city (Amarillo), ghost towns, present and past tourist attractions. The road also cuts through one of the largest mesas on the continent, the Llano Estacado, or Staked Plains. In the summer you are as likely to see an European on a Harley Davidson touring Route 66 as a Texan.

I'm shot the series with a Nikon D300 Digital SLR and an assortment of Nikor optics from 14mm to 400mm. Images are printed using my Epson 9880 printers with archival pigmented ink. I am printing on paper and canvas. The sizes listed are approximate image size and can be varied.

I was in an exhibit at the Amarillo Museum of Art in 2015 and made three trips to the panhandle. While there, I spent a few more weeks shooting Rt. 66 again. I'm still editing 1,000 frames shot with my Nikon D800 and am planning on a book. These are an older series.

Texas State Line

Texas State Line
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Black Gold

Black Gold
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Former Vet

Former Vet
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Budget Fuels

Budget Fuels
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Shamrock

Shamrock
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Auto Laundry

Auto Laundry
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Shamrock Interior

Shamrock Interior
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Fireworks

Fireworks
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Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace
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Station Exterior

Station Exterior
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Station Interior

Station Interior
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A Frame

A Frame
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Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes
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McLean Elevator

McLean Elevator
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McLean Station

McLean Station
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Service Bay

Service Bay
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Avalon

Avalon
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Blue Doors

Blue Doors
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Guyton Motor Co.

Guyton Motor Co.
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Alan Reed Super

Alan Reed Super
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Britten

Britten
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Wheeler Evans Grain

Wheeler Evans Grain
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Wheeler Evans Detail

Wheeler Evans Detail
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You Haul (Amarillo)

You Haul (Amarillo)
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Yellow Windows

Yellow Windows
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On the Spot

On the Spot
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Second Chance

Second Chance
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Club

Club
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Girls

Girls
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Morning Star

Morning Star
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For Rent

For Rent
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Art

Art
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Bronco Motel

Bronco Motel
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The Bronco

The Bronco
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Happy Caddy

Happy Caddy
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Two Elevators

Two Elevators
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Red Door

Red Door
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Tire

Tire
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Old 66 Club

Old 66 Club
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$1.09

$1.09
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Vega Motel

Vega Motel
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Vega Motel Room

Vega Motel Room
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Drive In

Drive In
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Restaurant

Restaurant
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Near the Interstate

Near the Interstate
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Loose Gravel

Loose Gravel
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Midpoint

Midpoint
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From Holland with Love

From Holland with Love
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Crock of Gin

Crock of Gin
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Bent Door

Bent Door
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Tuck Tres

Tuck Tres
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City Office

City Office
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Co-op Detail

Co-op Detail
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GMC

GMC
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Tires

Tires
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First Motel in Texas

First Motel in Texas
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First Motel Room

First Motel Room
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Self Serve

Self Serve
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Fallen Wall

Fallen Wall
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Glenrio

Glenrio
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Llano Estacado

Llano Estacado
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