The Two-Lane Adventure: Celebrating our highways of yesteryear...And the Joys of Driving them Today!
Celebrating our two-lane highways of yesteryear...and the joys of driving them today!








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Preview Magazine - Autumn 2014

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American Road set out to compile a “Rock, Paper, Scissors”-themed issue—just to see how many intriguing destinations that would place on the pages. In addition to inspiring an extensive compendium—which sees us visiting places such as Massachusetts’ Paper House, the Wall of Scissors at Maine’s Sardine Museum, and the Ghost Town of Granite in Montana—the motif provided the opportunity to trace the making of the 1973 film Paper Moon. Classic film fans know that the movie was shot entirely on the road in Kansas and Missouri. We cut to the chase and revisit its locations that made make-believe—under a canvas sky. Then Academy Award winner Tatum O’Neal shares her memories of the movie in the making in an exclusive American Road interview.

And our department editors wander through Wisconsin’s Paper Valley, check into California’s rocky Madonna Inn, and shave away some time at Ohio’s National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame. Finally, we revisit Joseph Parmley’s 1915 drive to route his cross-country Yellowstone Trail east to Plymouth Rock. Readers will find it all inside—truly printed on recycled paper. American Road hopes this issue earns a thumbs-up.

In honor of this issue, American Road even endeavored to draw a motorists’ version of Rock, Paper, Scissors—something such as Windshield, Squeegee, Hitchhiker or Brake Pedal, Right Turn, Fork in Road. But we’ll leave that last task to readers. Every way we shake things out, the Driver always wins.

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