Journalist Joe Hurley and photographer Travis Lindhorst answer the burning question, “Where and what is US Route 6?” with stunning imagery and light-hearted wit. Meet old timers, Mom and Pop motel owners, do-gooders, whittlers, corn-shuckers, clergy and many more characters on a 3,700-mile walk across the United States.  With a Studs Terkel-like curiosity about fellow Americans, a Mark Twain-ish sense of humor, and a Johnny Appleseed determination to plant awareness of the Grand Army of the Republic Highway in the national consciousness, (not to mention the wherewithal to place one foot in front of the other ten million times through monsoons, heat waves, and over countless mountains), US Route 6 walker Joe Hurley and his camera-wielding travel companion, Travis Lindhorst have created a beautiful, poignant, and surprisingly engaging portrait of Authentic America. 

Travel Writer, Malerie Yolen-Cohen
Author of Stay On Route 6: A Guide to All 3,652 Miles of Historic Route 6

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You have to admire Joe’s perseverance and stamina walking coast-to-coast along the oldest, longest and highest contiguous highway ever established in our great nation. He walked through all kinds of weather and diverse terrain to bring the story of the character and culture of America’s people, historic places and scenic landscapes.
 
Travis did a wonderful job documenting the great adventure with pictures and assisting Joe with logistics. This in itself was a monumental challenge.
 
Discovering America is a vibrant and colorful story of a cross-section of America, the ingenuity of her people, their reflections on the past, present and hopes for the future. This is a book to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
 
This book will definitely help to preserve our American heritage.
 
Thank you Joe and Travis.
 
Russell J. Lombard
Founder and President
U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association

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Everyday people, out-of-the-way places and even the land itself take center stage as veteran writer Joe Hurley invites you to accompany him on his search for the true spirit of America by walking from sea to shining sea along the nation’s longest and most historic highway. The determination, desire and character Hurley encounters along the way is mirrored in his own exhilarating and exhausting personal journey, footstep after footstep from Cape Cod to California. Formatted as a series of essays featuring stunning photography, 10 Million Steps is equally prepared to keep you company for a few moments or hours at a time. Open the cover and prepare for the journey of a lifetime!

Pat Bywater
Editor
The Meadville (Pa.) Tribune

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To Joe Hurley, our old pen pal from Connecticut:
 
For 1,000 miles, our newspaper chronicled your incredible foot journey from the Atlantic to "The Good Life" of Nebraska via your weekly column. Now, we get the rest of the story .. and more. The book looks great! So glad you lived to tell about it. 
 
As a former newspaperman, you're living proof that folks who get in this business not only have true grit, but are a bit nuts, too.
 
Congratulations!
 
Darran Fowler, publisher
Hastings Tribune

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Joe observes the wonders and treasures of an area that most locals typically take for granted. He sees the value of history and Small Town America and after reading the tales of his trek it should make every American want to lace up their sneakers and take a walk through some of the highways and byways in their own backyard.

Through is observations, Joe reminds us that we all must understand and support our heritage and our history to ensure they have a future.

Andrew M. Seder, journalist
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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