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About Drew Knowles

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About Drew Knowles
Drew Knowles has been a traveler since childhood. He took up photography in the pre-digital era and focused his camera—loaded with black-and-white film— on ghost towns, ruins, and mid-twentieth-century Americana.

In the early 1990s, a chance encounter with a small section of old U.S. 66 in New Mexico launched Drew on a project to explore and photograph every inch of the old highway over the next several years. That research led to the publication of his first book, the Route 66 Adventure Handbook, in 2001, and also spurred his interest in other American cross-country highways, which he avidly continues to seek out at every opportunity. A collection of Drew’s photographs, entitled “Route 66: Avenue of Dreams,” has been exhibited in several venues, including the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. His second book, Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia, was published in 2008.

Drew is a member of the Texas Photographic Society, as well as several Route 66- and roadside-related organizations, including the Society for Commercial Archaeology. He currently makes his home near Fort Worth, Texas, where he busies himself with an array of projects that combine his love for photography, antiquities, and exploring the byways of America.
Fort Worth, Texas
Route 66
On-the-Road Mileage Count:
250,001 to 500,000 miles


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