Marked for Life: My Travels on Route 66 in ‘53
Terri Ryburn-LaMonte has found her life’s work in her love of Route 66. In 2007 she bought a gas station along old Route 66 in Normal, Illinois and is restoring it to its 1931 glory. She will open it as a Route 66 Visitors Center, tea room, and bed and breakfast.
Her interest in the road began in 1953 when, at age five, she traveled the road in a Ford Model A pickup truck with her parents, four brothers, and her Dad’s two hunting dogs. Terri’s presentation is entitled “Marked for Life,” a humorous account of that 1953 trip.
Terri Ryburn-LaMonte is a recognized authority on Route 66, which was her dissertation topic. Terri retired from Illinois State University's School of Kinesiology & Recreation.
This talk was part of the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance
's fifth annual symposium, "Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time." Other events from this symposium recorded by Chicago Amplified—listed in the order they were presented—are as follows:Marked for Life: My Travels on Route 66 in '53
, with Terri RyburnState Fair Heirloom Recipe Contest
, with Catherine LambrechtMobile Food in 19th-Century Chicago
, with Peter EnglerFood Trucks: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
, with Louisa ChuWill Success Spoil Regional Food?
, with Michael SternThe Drive-In Restaurant: Before and After the Dawn of Fast Food, Food Theater
, with Mary BerginA Gopher Turned Badger Eats Hoosier, and Vice Versa: Midwestern Culinary Traditions in the Small-Town Cafe
, with Joanne StuttgenWhat Happened to Horseshoes?
, with Julianne GlatzPies on the Road
, with Shirley CherkaskyEthnographic Food Writing, or How I Ate My Way Across Wisconsin and Lived to Tell About It
, with Joanne StuttgenCulinary Tourism in the Land of Meat and Potatoes and Green Bean Casserole
, with Lucy M. LongSummer Vacations in Northern Wisconsin
, with Kelly SearsBorn to be Mild: Oral Histories and Pathways of the Midwest Supper Club
, with Dave HoekstraFarmers Markets of the Heartland, the Ultimate Road Trip
, with Janine MacLachlanOn the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
, with Clara OrbanRemarks by Marilyn Wilkinson of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing BoardFeast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art Curator-Led Tour
Recorded Friday, April 27, 2012 at Kendall College.