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Marshall Shore, the “Hip Historian,” donned a suit jacket covered with iconic images for his Jan. 24 presentation about Route 66 — The Mother Road as coined by John Steinbeck in his 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.”

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The Mother Road revealed

‘Hip Historian’ examines how Route 66 became an American icon in Pine Library presentation

Calling himself the “Hip Historian,” Marshall Shore entertained listeners crowded into the Pine Library Activity Room by spinning tales of iconic Route 66 and the role it played in John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.”

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