US Route 6 is the longest contiguous transcontinental route in the USA. Running from Provincetown, MA to Bishop, CA (and before 1964 to Long Beach, CA), Route 6 goes through 14 states. This is your guide along all of its original 3,652 miles. From Revolutionary War sites to pioneer settlements and western mining towns, Route 6 offers an in-depth lesson in US History, charms of yesteryear and comforts of modern times.
Natural Gas drillers are culprits or saviors, depending on who you ask. All I know is that while controversy swirls around the environmental impact of "fracking" - a slang term used for Hydraulic Fracturing, cracking rock in order to extract natural gas from deep in the earth - drilling crews have taken over some of Pennsylvania's Route 6 towns. Attention has been drawn to this part of the state, underneath which a massive natural gas field has been discovered, and not all of it is good. But I'm curious to see what a little rural down-at-heals-kind-of-artsy town looks like when crawling with scientists and engineers and fracking machinery. It will be just another day on Route 6.