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    Places around the country on US-numbered routes.
  2. Sorry I'm so late to reply. First Day Cover collectors vary, but some would certainly value a cover signed by the artist higher than a blank cover. Just like comics, sports memorabilia, etc. - Don
  3. As a stamp collector, I'll say that is pretty cool! Congrats!
  4. Nice find! My oldest atlas is an undated Clason's Touring Atlas from sometime in the 20s, with all the named trails. It's not in great shape and cost me $9.00, so you got a bargain! - Don
  5. I haven't managed to drive the routes end-to-end, so my solution has been to construct a virtual roadtrip. I research the road and sites along the way from the perspective of the year 1962, just before the interstates took over. Then, I post the results organized in the conceit of each day's "drive" at my website Roadtrip-'62 . So far, I've completed US-23 and the longest route, US-6.
  6. Yellowstone is hands down my favorite National Park. I've been there four times and still am amazed by the geology of the thermal features! I live in Michigan and hope I have one more good roadtrip to the park left in me.
  7. Nice work! Some of these look like postcards, with that caption at the top.
  8. I've managed to drive all of US-6 east from Joliet, IL, and all of old US-6 in California. I've even driven some isolated locations between, including most of Colorado. I knew I would never get to the whole route, so I created a "virtual" roadtrip, writing about what I might have seen in the year 1962. I just completed it on my website and it took me 36 virtual days to drive the entire route: there's a lot to stop and see!
  9. No, you're not alone! I love sitting by the fire in the evening, either indoors or out. I haven't camped in 20 years and I miss a good campfire. But I had a very nice beach fire on Cape Cod a few years back with family. Throughout the winter, I put a nice fire in the fireplace and sit to read or watch TV. My wife roasts marshmallows and I roast hotdogs!
  10. Hope these instructions work for you; they did for me. 1. On the map page that shows your lines, click the small "link" button near the top left of the map (a link picture). 2. When that opens a dialog box, highlight and copy the text in the "Paste HTML to embed in website" box. 3. Add that code to the appropriate place in your own web page. - Don
  11. Interesting, one wonders if the sign pre-dated Holiday Inns or is a knock-off.
  12. Alex - Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad to trigger a memory. That's what I'm enjoying about my roadtrip; memories of the past. - Don
  13. Awesome comparison shot! It's also amazing that the neighborhood looks so much the same 98 years later.
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