MPW.68 / 2016 Midwest Truck Stop by Alex Scott
Photographer
Alex Scott New York, NY
Team Cliff & Vi

Story Summary

As the nation’s Interstate system made Historic Route 66 obsolete, the Midwest Travel Plaza in Cuba, Mo., found itself at the corner of America's new network. The 40-acre truck stop is an employer for local students, a place for law enforcement to gather, and a safe place for truckers to spend the night. Although most travelers are gone in a matter of minutes, those who pass through are witness to a functioning Americana as reality and not as relic.