Benzedrine - A popular drug because of its hallucinogenic properties.
Cold Water Flat - A type of low income housing like a basement apartment.
GI Checks - Veteran benefits that were intended for eduction.
Mann Act - A law that aimed at restricting interstate adultery and prostitution that was later deemed unconstitutional.
Mississippi River - Splitting the United States into halves, it is a symbol for the 'journey' and life itself in American mythology and in On the Road.
New Orleans - A city known as "The Birthplace of the Blues," it was also a sacred place of the Beat Generation.
New York City - This is Salvatore Paradise's home that he is always leaving, yet always returning to.
Okie - A name for migrant workers displaced by the depression and drought from the south Midwest.
San Francisco - One of the Beat Generation's holy cities because...
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