The Lincoln Highway

Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393341300

Category: Transportation

Page: 293

View: 1947

The best-selling author of Route 66 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer present a tribute to the American transcontinental highway, evaluating its historic and cultural relevance as well as current efforts to repair its key segments. Reprint.

Lincoln Highway Companion

A Guide to America's First Coast-to-Coast Road

Author: Brian Butko

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 1461751241

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 1333

Following the Lincoln Highway today is not too different from what pioneer motorists faced a century ago. Signs and maps can be hard to find and the route isn't always clear. This handy, indispensable glove-compartment guide is the essential key to the entire highway, from California to New York, with carefully charted maps, must-see attractions, and places to eat and sleep that are slices of pure Americana. The book covers the major thirteen states the route passes through, as well as the little-known Colorado loop and the Washington, DC feeder. More than 100 detailed maps of the highway Full-color photos from across the country Recommended stops along the route


Author: Effie Price Gladding

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781360075679

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 3148

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

American Road

The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age

Author: Pete Davies

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466862823

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9907

A fascinating account of the greatest road trip in American history. On July 7, 1919, an extraordinary cavalcade of sixty-nine military motor vehicles set off from the White House on an epic journey. Their goal was California, and ahead of them lay 3,250 miles of dirt, mud, rock, and sand. Sixty-two days later they arrived in San Francisco, having averaged just five miles an hour. Known as the First Transcontinental Motor Train, this trip was an adventure, a circus, a public relations coup, and a war game all rolled into one. As road conditions worsened, it also became a daily battle of sweat and labor, of guts and determination. American Road is the story of this incredible journey. Pete Davies takes us from east to west, bringing to life the men on the trip, their trials with uncooperative equipment and weather, and the punishing landscape they encountered. Ironically one of the participants was a young soldier named Dwight Eisenhower, who, four decades later, as President, launched the building of the interstate highway system. Davies also provides a colorful history of transcontinental car travel in this country, including the first cross-country trips and the building of the Lincoln Highway. This richly detailed book offers a slice of Americana, a piece of history unknown to many, and a celebration of our love affair with the road.

Highway 50

Ain't that America

Author: Jim Lilliefors

Publisher: James Lilliefors

ISBN: 9781555910730

Category: Travel

Page: 219

View: 1362

The author recounts his experiences traveling along Route 50 from Maryland west to California, and describes the people he met along the route

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

America's First Coast-To-Coast Road

Author: Brian Butko

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811743004

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 8449

Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345430

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 531

"A look at 500 of Route 66's most significant past and present sites in seven categories, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and specially commissioned maps"--

U.S. 40 Today

Thirty Years of Landscape Change in America

Author: Thomas R. Vale,Geraldine R. Vale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780299094843

Category: Science

Page: 198

View: 2179

Photographs and descriptions show how U.S. Highway 40, from Atlantic City to San Francisco, has changed since 1953.

The Most Scenic Drives in America, Newly Revised and Updated

120 Spectacular Road Trips

Author: Editors of Reader's Digest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1606523902

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 810

The all-in-one trip planner and travel guide-now totally revised and updated-will steer you down the most scenic road every time. From Florida's Road to Flamingo to Hawaii's Oahu Coastal Loop . . . from British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway to Cape Cod's Sandy Shores . . . each featured road trip is pictured in stunning full color and described in vivid text, keyed to an easy-to-follow newly revised map. Whether you choose a drive in a far corner of the continent or a back road in your own state, this book is your ticket to North America's most beautiful byways. Drives are grouped in four pictured-packed sections-Western, Mountain, Central, and Eastern states and provinces-and are accompanied by detailed, easy-to-use maps. New drives featuring some of Canada's most stunning destinations have been added. As a bonus, handy Trip Tip sidebars include: Mileage best season to travel nearby attractions special events "learn more" contact information including website addresses A special feature called Star Routes offers thumbnail sketches of shorter but especially scenic roads located in the same region as the main tours. Additional boxes highlight distinctive characteristics of the areas, including local plants, animals, customs, foods, and a variety of historical events. Whether on the road or in the comfort of your easy chair, this newly revised Reader's Digest travel guide will be a welcome companion.

Route 66 Adventure Handbook

Turbocharged Fourth Edition

Author: Drew Knowles

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595809252

Category: Travel

Page: 432

View: 5922

Route 66 Adventure Handbook is your personal guide to the vanishing American roadside, with all of its exuberance, splendor, and absurdity. For this updated and expanded fourth edition, Drew Knowles has included it all: magnificent architecture, natural wonders, Art Deco masterpieces, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artifacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps. The addition of city maps, showing the multiple paths of Route 66 and displaying the exact locations of points of interest, is a major improvement over the already critically acclaimed third edition of the book. The fourth edition also includes hundreds of beautiful new photographs and the addition of dozens of new attractions. Filled with wonderfully quirky side trips and fun bits of trivia, Route 66 Adventure Handbook is the most authoritative resource for anyone looking to explore the Mother Road. Fasten your seatbelts!

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

America's First Coast-To-Coast Road

Author: Brian Butko

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811743004

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 9528

Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

David Crockett

The Lion of the West

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393067580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 1375

A biography of the legendary frontiersman, soldier and martyr examines his life--from hunting bears in the unspoiled countryside to helping defend the Alamo--and aims to dispel long-held myths.

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 0871407701

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3580

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America’s westward expansion. "WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!" In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada. We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. Now, celebrated historian Michael Wallis—beloved for his myth-busting portraits of legendary American figures—continues his life’s work of parsing fact from fiction to tell the true story of one of the most embroidered sagas in Western history. Wallis begins the story in 1846, a momentous "year of decision" for the nation, when incredible territorial strides were being made in Texas, New Mexico, and California. Against this dramatic backdrop, an unlikely band of travelers appeared, stratified in age, wealth, education and ethnicity. At the forefront were the Donners: brothers George and Jacob, true sons of the soil determined to tame the wild land of California; and the Reeds, headed by adventurous, business-savvy patriarch James. In total, the Donner-Reed group would reach eighty-seven men, women, and children, and though personal motives varied—bachelors thirsting for adventure, parents wanting greater futures for their children—everyone was linked by the same unwavering belief that California was theirs for the taking. Skeptical of previous accounts of how the group ended up in peril, Wallis has spent years retracing its ill-fated journey, uncovering hundreds of new documents that illuminate how a combination of greed, backbiting, and recklessness led the group to become hopelessly snowbound at the infamous Donner Pass in present-day California. Climaxing with the grim stories of how the party’s paltry rations soon gave way to unimaginable hunger, Wallis not only details the cannibalism that has in perpetuity haunted their legacy but also the heroic rescue parties that managed to reach the stranded, only to discover that just forty-eight had survived the ordeal. An unflinching and historically invaluable account of the darkest side of Manifest Destiny, The Best Land Under Heaven offers a brilliant, revisionist examination of one of America's most calamitous and sensationalized catastrophes.

The Road Trip Book

Travel America Like You've Always Dreamed

Author: Jeremy Krug

Publisher: Acero Publishing

ISBN: 9780988776500

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 364

View: 6316

The ultimate road trip planning guide, "The Road Trip Book: Travel America Like You've Always Dreamed" gives hundreds of tips for planning, gearing up, navigating, and enjoying your next road trip to the full. Learn dozens of ways to save money, the best places to stay, how to stay connected, and eat well while traveling. This edition is complete with recommended routes and scenic byways highlighting every part of the United States. Whether you're a road trip veteran or have never traveled before, "The Road Trip Book: Travel America Like You've Always Dreamed" has something for everyone!

Dixie Highway

Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930

Author: Tammy Ingram

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469612984

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 6906

Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930

The Lincoln Highway Across Illinois

Author: David A. Belden

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439644438

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 2482

From southern Cook County to the Mississippi River, the Lincoln Highway meanders through many of Chicago’s suburbs before heading west through Illinois’s fertile farmland. America’s first transcontinental highway once stretched nearly 3,400 miles from New York City to San Francisco. The story of the highway’s role in shaping the contemporary American highway system is one that examines the interaction of technology and human spirit. Conceived by entrepreneur Carl G. Fischer in 1912 and endorsed by businessman Henry B. Joy, the idea of creating an automobile-friendly roadway spanning America would soon change the nature of travel in the 20th century. Lincoln Highway in Illinois defines and describes the role of the highway as it zigzags its way across the “Land of Lincoln” and highlights the cities, towns, and rural communities along its route.

A History of Modern Tourism

Author: Eric Zuelow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137136618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8202

Tourism as we know it is a surprisingly modern concept, both a product of modernity and a force helping to shape it. From the British Grand Tour in the sixteenth century to the onset of contemporary mass tourism, travel has played a crucial role in the rise of globalization and the development of the modern world.

Motor Truck News

Official Publication of the New York State Motor Truck Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transportation, Automotive

Page: N.A

View: 5319