Blue Highways: A Journey Into America Setting & Symbolism

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Ghost Dancing

Ghost Dancing is William's 1975 Ford Econoline van, which has been converted to function as a traveling home for William's trip.

Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri is William's home and the starting point of his trip in March, 1978.

Shelbyville, Kentucky

William stops in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and strikes up a conversation with three men, Bob Andriot, Tony Hardin and Kirk Littlefield who are rebuilding an historic building.

Nameless, Tennessee

William finds the obscure town of Nameless hidden in the hills of Tennessee.

Wanchese, North Carolina

William helps a local fisherman load crates of crabs during his time spent in Wanchese in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Ninety Six, South Carolina

William learns interesting Revolutionary War history at the state park called the Star Fort, named for its pointed structure built by patriots in defense against Cherokee Indians.

Swamp Guinea's Fish Lodge

William devours a huge supper at Swamp...

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