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Hi, I'm Dragonrider, :new:

 

Live in North of England and coming over in a couple of weeks to 'do' the Lincoln Highway. Times Square to San Francisco. Really really looking forward to it.

 

Bit of history

grew up using public transort as did most others in UK at that time (I'm a baby boomer)so no fond memories of road trips to pass on. Didn't get to the USA until 2000 when we flew into LAX, hired a car and drove round California/Arizona for 2 weeks and got bitten by the Road-Trip Bug, must have been quite a bite too because we keep having to come back. We've since done California/Arizona again, then Florida all over twice, and in 2007 we 'did' Route 66, as in the words of the song Chicago to LA, not on a Hog though unfortunately. Lincoln highway is coming up as I said and after two cross country trips we'd like to do something north to south so are looking into the Dixie Highway for our next trip somewhere around 2012.

 

We are sort of retired. He's retired and I'm still sort of working. Don't know what else to say except I'm looking forward to reading as many posts on here as possible,

 

Dragonrider ;)

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Hi, I'm Dragonrider, :new:

 

Live in North of England and coming over in a couple of weeks to 'do' the Lincoln Highway. Times Square to San Francisco. Really really looking forward to it.

 

Bit of history

grew up using public transort as did most others in UK at that time (I'm a baby boomer)so no fond memories of road trips to pass on. Didn't get to the USA until 2000 when we flew into LAX, hired a car and drove round California/Arizona for 2 weeks and got bitten by the Road-Trip Bug, must have been quite a bite too because we keep having to come back. We've since done California/Arizona again, then Florida all over twice, and in 2007 we 'did' Route 66, as in the words of the song Chicago to LA, not on a Hog though unfortunately. Lincoln highway is coming up as I said and after two cross country trips we'd like to do something north to south so are looking into the Dixie Highway for our next trip somewhere around 2012.

 

We are sort of retired. He's retired and I'm still sort of working. Don't know what else to say except I'm looking forward to reading as many posts on here as possible,

 

Dragonrider ;)

 

Hi Dragonrider,

 

First, WELCOME! It appears you have traveled more of the US than many who live here! I have enjoyed England a few times, but we have not been there recently.

 

It appears that your travels have given you a good taste of the sun belt (California, Arizona, Florida) I love those states myself. The Lincoln will be a change, but no less fun.

 

You will find the Lincoln a lot less "self conscious" than Route 66. That is good and bad. If you want Tee shirts and reproduction road signs, you will be disappointed for the most part. I recall going to every bookstore in Kearney, Nebraska a couple of years ago, an important town on the Lincoln, and searching hopelessly for a book on the Lincoln. I even stopped at the AAA and they didn't know the Lincoln existed in Kearney! I think that is changing.

 

The other side of that coin is that if you are "in the know" about the Lincoln, and that is getting easier, you can savor some amazing sites.

 

We look forward to your future posts!

 

Dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

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Big welcome, Dragonrider! As Dave said, it seems you've driven more of the US than most residents. I'm glad you enjoy it and look forward to hearing about your LH trip (as well as your Route 66 and other experiences).

 

Since departure is just weeks away, you no doubt have route and must-sees pretty much worked out but if there are questions, I know forum members would be happy to help. The best response will come from posting in the Lincoln Highway sub-forum as not everyone reads everything.

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Welcome aboard folks. This is a great place to share stories and get info on places you'd like to go - I've been agitating people on here pretty much from the beginning.

 

Due to having a military career stretching from the mid-50's into the mid-70's I drove a lot of the old 2-lane highways on the way from one duty station to another. I've probably covered all states east of the Mississippi River and most of the western states, except Wisconsin - might be another. I've driven on U S 2, 12, 20, 40, 50, 66, 1, for example and a bunch of others. Unfortunately that was 50 years ago and they have changed. I wind up on one of those highways and I can't remember a damn thing!!! Of course that might be because I'm 72 and the old memory ain't the same as it used to be.

 

I've been working on documenting some of the old roads here in the Memphis, TN, area, like U S 51 and the blues highway 61. Made a trip with a friend of mine, Denny, back in 2007 from Jackson to Clarksdale, MS, on 49 (and 49E). Had a great time too.

 

So y'all keep us up-to-date on what you're doing and we'll be riding along with you on your trips. Take care and safe travels.

 

Hudsonly,

Alex Burr

Memphis, TN

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Stopping by to say hello and introduce myself which seems to be customary here and what a nice custom it is. Enjoying reading about everyone's road adventures.

 

The quickie condensed version road related intro .....

 

I grew up 2.5 blocks from the Lincoln Hwy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, even though I knew it was the Lincoln Hwy/Hwy 30, it was just the road to take to get wherever you were going. Friday night dinners were almost always at Ced Rel or the E&R Cafe. Lots of jaunts to Montour over the Bohemie Hills (sorry, no offense, that was what the hills were called then!). Many summer journeys - Iowa to Wyoming and back and forth on Hwy 30 and Hwy 20. Got married, moved to the east coast - DC area, stayed there for 25 years until we just didn't need to be there anymore. Ten years ago we ended up in Fort Madison, Iowa by chance to visit friends and we're still here. So, now Hwy 61 and the Mississippi River run 2 blocks from my front door. Also about 10 years ago discovered driving an annual winter trip to LA was much more fun on Route 66 than flying. So we've traveled various alignments of Route 66 between St Louis & LA multiple times, as far north as Joliet, but still need to spend some more time on the part of Route 66 that is closest to home. Why is it that sometimes the things closest to home are the things we tend to put off? LOL Have a jaunt to DC coming up this month and will travel bits and pieces on the National Road, but it's a quickie biz trip, so not much sightseeing time. We're still on the Lincoln off and on since I still have the house in CR. Lots of lovely Iowa byways nearby. Route 66 in February. But our big plan that we think we'll be able to pull off is to drive the Alcan Hwy summer 2011. Very S L O W L Y because I don't think we'll get to do it often & I want to see as much as possible. Plus, Alaska is the only US state I haven't been to and it's time to check it off the list.

 

Sam

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Welcome, Sam. Seems there's been some nice exposure to historic roads in your past and more on the way. That Alcan Highway trip sounds wonderful and I'm glad you showed up in time to share it with us. I hope the DC trip isn't so quick that you can't slip in a few bits of the National Road.

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Welcome, Sam!

In the future, you should make time to explore the National Road through PA and MD. It's well worth the time.

See can see some vintage & current photos in the Picture Library at the CumberlandRoadProject.com

~ Steve

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Stopping by to say hello and introduce myself which seems to be customary here and what a nice custom it is. Enjoying reading about everyone's road adventures.

 

The quickie condensed version road related intro .....

 

I grew up 2.5 blocks from the Lincoln Hwy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, even though I knew it was the Lincoln Hwy/Hwy 30, it was just the road to take to get wherever you were going. Friday night dinners were almost always at Ced Rel or the E&R Cafe. Lots of jaunts to Montour over the Bohemie Hills (sorry, no offense, that was what the hills were called then!). Many summer journeys - Iowa to Wyoming and back and forth on Hwy 30 and Hwy 20. Got married, moved to the east coast - DC area, stayed there for 25 years until we just didn't need to be there anymore. Ten years ago we ended up in Fort Madison, Iowa by chance to visit friends and we're still here. So, now Hwy 61 and the Mississippi River run 2 blocks from my front door. Also about 10 years ago discovered driving an annual winter trip to LA was much more fun on Route 66 than flying. So we've traveled various alignments of Route 66 between St Louis & LA multiple times, as far north as Joliet, but still need to spend some more time on the part of Route 66 that is closest to home. Why is it that sometimes the things closest to home are the things we tend to put off? LOL Have a jaunt to DC coming up this month and will travel bits and pieces on the National Road, but it's a quickie biz trip, so not much sightseeing time. We're still on the Lincoln off and on since I still have the house in CR. Lots of lovely Iowa byways nearby. Route 66 in February. But our big plan that we think we'll be able to pull off is to drive the Alcan Hwy summer 2011. Very S L O W L Y because I don't think we'll get to do it often & I want to see as much as possible. Plus, Alaska is the only US state I haven't been to and it's time to check it off the list.

 

Sam

 

Welcome Sam!

 

You've come to the right place. We will look forward to hearing about your travels!

 

Best,

Becky Repp

American Road magazine

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Hello everybody,

 

I'm Cort from northeast IL, near Chicago, and it is cool to be a member of a message board/group that welcomes discussion of ALL roads. I LOVE road trips. If I could road trip 24/7/365, I would.

 

My personal road trips (I've road tripped MANY years with my parents and sister when my sister and I were younger) started in 2002 to meet people. I have gone on at least one "major" road trip each year, depending on how vacation time allowed. My 2009 journey across US Route 66 increased my interest and fascination with the "blue highways", and one day, I hope to be able to travel many of the other "old roads", such as the Lincoln Highway, US Route 20 (which runs right through my home town), Natchez Trace, the Dixie Highway, US Route 6, etc.

 

 

If you're interested, pics of my road trips....

 

 

West, October 2004:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/0410/0410.html'>http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/0410/0410.html

 

 

East, August 2005:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/0508/0508.html

 

 

West, October 2006:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/1106/1106.html

 

 

Southeast, November 2007:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/200711/200711.html

 

 

East, August 2008:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/200808/2008rt.html

 

 

Southwest, September 2009:

 

09/05/09, Day 1, DeKalb IL (LH) to Pontiac IL (Rt 66) to Springfield IL, 43 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY1#slideshow/5427141662526110530

 

09/06/09, Day 2, Springfield IL to St Louis MO, 68 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY2#slideshow/5427153871443919250

 

09/07/09, Day 3, Stanton MO to Joplin MO, 62 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY3#slideshow/5427439268824317586

 

09/08/09, Day 4, Joplin MO to Tulsa OK, 77 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY4#slideshow/5427862154662426722

 

09/09/09, Day 5, Tulsa OK to Clinton OK, 53 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY5#slideshow/5428251162202783314

 

09/10/09, Day 6, Clinton OK to Amarillo TX, 80 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY6#slideshow/5428260359643080226

 

09/11/09, Day 7, Amarillo TX to Moriarty NM, 81 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY7#slideshow/5428654625398731538

 

09/12/09, Day 8, Moriarty NM to Holbrook AZ, 102 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY8#slideshow/5428980552494890642

 

09/13/09, Day 9, Holbrook AZ to Williams AZ, 72 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY9#slideshow/5429002721353620370

 

09/14/09, Day 10, Williams AZ to Kingman AZ, 116 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY10#slideshow/5429395440355434498

 

09/15/09, Day 11, Kingman AZ to Barstow CA, 137 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY11#slideshow/5430380559414678786

 

09/16/09, Day 12, Barstow CA to Rialto/San Bernardino CA, 98 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY12#slideshow/5431220758934833330

 

09/17/09, Day 13, Rialto/San Bernardino CA to Albuquerque NM, 36 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY13#slideshow/5431255586450476482

 

09/18/09, Day 14, Albuquerque NM (Rt 66) to Kearney NE (LH), 5 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY14#slideshow/5431261135177047330

 

09/19/09, Day 15, Kearney NE (LH) to Elgin IL, 29 pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RT66TRIPDAY15#slideshow/5431272549764120818

 

 

South, November 2009:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#slideshow/5431282615925577026'>http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#slideshow/5431282615925577026

 

 

Northeast, August 2010:

http://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/DriveSouthTNAL112709112909#slideshow/5431282615925577026

 

 

 

 

Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |* Rt 66+northwestUS, 2011?

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Just like driving on an open highway never knowing what we're gonna find" ... Lady Antebellum ... 'Our Kind Of Love'

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Thank you, Jim and Denny!

 

Have the day off work today, so decided to stop in for a brief time this morning. I should've noted before that I generally have time to visit the boards once every 2 weeks or so, but I will visit here as often as possible!

 

 

 

Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |* Chicagoland Meets, 2011?

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Where do you begin?" ... Dolly Parton ... 'Starting Over Again'

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Welcome to AR Cort. I know that your input will be appreciated. And let me know if you ever are coming to America On Wheels so I can try to join you for a personal tour of the ever-changing collection.

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Thanks, Dave!

 

I really wanted to add a stop to America On Wheels during my road trip this past August, but I just did not have time. Unfortunately, I can't go everywhere I want because I don't have enough vacation time. But, boy, if I did ... I'd be on the road 24/7/365 ... and then I'd have PLENTY of time to stop and see places and meet people! :)

 

I will let you know next time I come through that area and will try to make a stop at America On Wheels. It'd be great to meet you, and I know I'd enjoy that personal tour!

 

 

 

Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"All the places I have yet to go" ... Luce ... 'Good Day'

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Hello, All, after perusing this forum, it appears it has been some time since any one has used it. Nevertheless, I am going to post a reply to the outdated others. My name is Jeff and I hail from Indiana. Been a Hoosier all my life. I've traveled extensively through out this beautiful land, but usually by air and, on occasion, rail. Now into reitrement, I want to experience the open road both by auto and on 2 wheels. Nothing conjures the feeling of freedom when your astride your 'cycle and wandering the byways. I'm also a history buff so want to take all the sites I've read about for so many years. Alaska and Hawaii are on my agenda, too, but not too sure about the road trip! LOL! especially the Aloha state. :-) Anyway, would love to hear from fellow bikers and road warriors who have some interesting tales to tell. I ride a Suzuki V-strom 650 with full set of luggage, gps, all the trimmings. When not doing that, Donna and I take the '97 Vette for road cruises when weather is warm and the top is down. Luv it!

 

If anyone has picked up on this reply, we'd love to here from you. We love the seashore and the mountains. Planning a trip to colonial VA next summer. I could live in a motorhome, but that compromise has yet to find favor with all parties concerned.

 

Happy Trails, buckaroos!!!

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Just joined. Name is Rick. While I love all old roads my favorite is Rt 66. I have lived along it in 3 places and in 60 years have never lived more than 90 miles from it. I have also lived on 60 and 81 and enjoy traveling on them. My wife and I will take a 2 lane over an Interstate any day and love to explore back roads. We also love to Geocache and usually combine the two interests. The last few years I have been spending time getting as much of Rt 66 documented and into DeLorme software on my laptop as possible. I now have all of the alignments done and color coded. Then I have a layer for notes and a layer for photos. So, I now have all of my Rt 66 documentation in one place. Recently I found a way to get my maps to display in Google Maps and put together a website to share them. It is totally non-commercial and has no ads. route66map Looking forward to participating in discussions on this board.

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Just joined. Name is Rick. While I love all old roads my favorite is Rt 66. I have lived along it in 3 places and in 60 years have never lived more than 90 miles from it. I have also lived on 60 and 81 and enjoy traveling on them. My wife and I will take a 2 lane over an Interstate any day and love to explore back roads. We also love to Geocache and usually combine the two interests. The last few years I have been spending time getting as much of Rt 66 documented and into DeLorme software on my laptop as possible. I now have all of the alignments done and color coded. Then I have a layer for notes and a layer for photos. So, I now have all of my Rt 66 documentation in one place. Recently I found a way to get my maps to display in Google Maps and put together a website to share them. It is totally non-commercial and has no ads. route66map Looking forward to participating in discussions on this board.

Welcome to the forum. From my short visit, your website and maps look quite interesting. You must have some good tales about living on Sixty-Six as well as driving it. I've done some geocaching but not much lately. The forum administrators, Jennifer & Pat Bremer, were into it quite heavily at one time but I'm not sure if that has continued.

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Just joined. Name is Rick. While I love all old roads my favorite is Rt 66. I have lived along it in 3 places and in 60 years have never lived more than 90 miles from it. I have also lived on 60 and 81 and enjoy traveling on them. My wife and I will take a 2 lane over an Interstate any day and love to explore back roads. We also love to Geocache and usually combine the two interests. The last few years I have been spending time getting as much of Rt 66 documented and into DeLorme software on my laptop as possible. I now have all of the alignments done and color coded. Then I have a layer for notes and a layer for photos. So, I now have all of my Rt 66 documentation in one place. Recently I found a way to get my maps to display in Google Maps and put together a website to share them. It is totally non-commercial and has no ads. route66map Looking forward to participating in discussions on this board.

 

Rick,

 

Wow, your family built and operated a motel in Ash Fork! And the building is still standing. WOW again! That definitely qualifies you as a knowledgeable member. And thanks for the photos. Welcome!!

 

dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

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Rick,

 

Wow, your family built and operated a motel in Ash Fork! And the building is still standing. WOW again! That definitely qualifies you as a knowledgeable member. And thanks for the photos. Welcome!!

 

dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

 

Thanks Dave. BTW; it was your map website that got me here. Found it researching some early 66 sections in Illinois and then found the link over here.

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Greetings to all -

My name is Bob or Rapid Robert. I have visited or rather lurked here for several years and always found the discussions very interesting and informative. Thought it was high time I registered and got in on the conversations every once in a while. I reside in Salt Lake City. I am an artist and graphic designer by profession, but I currently work for the military. I enjoy all of the topics, and I have several that I have devoted many hours of research and travel to. First and formostm I am passionate about the 1908 New York-Paris auto race, especially as it pertains to roads and trails in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. I have spent a good part of my adult life collecting material and tracing the route of NY-P. I have driven on about 90% of the actual route, as it exists today, in Utah. I'm working on Wyoming.

 

I am also passionate about the early history of auto racing, especially Land Speed Racing and the Bonneville Salt Flats. This ties into the history of the Lincoln Highway in Utah as well.

 

Love to get out and go exploring when I have the chance. There you have it.

 

Bob.

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Greetings to all -

My name is Bob or Rapid Robert. I have visited or rather lurked here for several years and always found the discussions very interesting and informative. Thought it was high time I registered and got in on the conversations every once in a while. I reside in Salt Lake City. I am an artist and graphic designer by profession, but I currently work for the military. I enjoy all of the topics, and I have several that I have devoted many hours of research and travel to. First and formostm I am passionate about the 1908 New York-Paris auto race, especially as it pertains to roads and trails in Wyoming, Utah and Nevada. I have spent a good part of my adult life collecting material and tracing the route of NY-P. I have driven on about 90% of the actual route, as it exists today, in Utah. I'm working on Wyoming.

 

I am also passionate about the early history of auto racing, especially Land Speed Racing and the Bonneville Salt Flats. This ties into the history of the Lincoln Highway in Utah as well.

 

Love to get out and go exploring when I have the chance. There you have it.

 

Bob.

 

 

Bob,

 

 

Thanks for "signing in." You have a great set of interests, and I for one have never given the 1908 race due attention.

 

It happens that at the moment I am doing a little map "research" in the Midland Trail between Ely and Tonopah (prompted by a side conversation with DaleS) and I note that the New York Paris race went that way, and had some problems at Twin Springs. Fascinating!!

 

I was also looking at 1907 USGS Topo of the Tonopah area, which would have shown their route in that area. I have been following the track of a 1905 transcontinental auto race (in Idaho), and planning to at least roll my tires on a small stretch of the same dirt..... and I bet the same could be done between Ely and Tonopah for the Great Auto Race.

 

Small world, and I'm looking forward to your future posts!

 

Dave

 

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

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Dave -

The trail of the New York-Paris race is clear, visible and drivable from Montello, NV all the way to Ely, NV. I have been on a nice portion of it between Currie and Cherry Creek. However, the trail west of Ely, into the Veteran Mine district where Ruth and Rieptown existed is quite garbled because of the years of mining. I believe I have seen the 1907 map you reference. West of Ely, traces of the trail are visible, but very faint on Google Earth. In September, I will be in Washington DC playing with my grandkids, but I always take a day when I am there to spend at the Library of Congress and plan on spending quality time in the map collection looking for maps of Nevada. Last year I studied and photographed a 1908 Auto Roads map of Wyoming that helped answer several nagging questions about some sections there.

Bob.

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Dave -

The trail of the New York-Paris race is clear, visible and drivable from Montello, NV all the way to Ely, NV. I have been on a nice portion of it between Currie and Cherry Creek. However, the trail west of Ely, into the Veteran Mine district where Ruth and Rieptown existed is quite garbled because of the years of mining. I believe I have seen the 1907 map you reference. West of Ely, traces of the trail are visible, but very faint on Google Earth. In September, I will be in Washington DC playing with my grandkids, but I always take a day when I am there to spend at the Library of Congress and plan on spending quality time in the map collection looking for maps of Nevada. Last year I studied and photographed a 1908 Auto Roads map of Wyoming that helped answer several nagging questions about some sections there.

Bob.

Bob,

 

Good stuff!

 

A 1908 auto road map of Wyoming is quite a find. I have never been to the LOC, other than their web site. It must be fun, especially when you have a clear purpose.

 

I dabble in collecting old road maps from the auto trails era. As you know, 1908 is a very early date for an auto specific road map in the west. I have some auto strip maps from 1906 in California and 1910 in Oregon, but I have not seen anything that early from Wyoming. Out of curiosity, who published it? Is the future route of the Lincoln Highway evident?

 

Your reference to the 1908 race prompted me to do a little web research. I can see why you have the interest you do, and the resulting interest in the Lincoln Highway.

 

From what little I have learned, it appears that they went out of Ely west to Hamilton via Riepetown, then SW to Twin Springs and Tonopah. Is that correct?

 

Dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

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Dave -

The map is entitled "Clason's Automobile Map of Wyoming" and was published by the Clason Map Co., Denver Colo. Copyright 1908. The LoC has 3 copies of it, all in pristine, unused condition. They have been in the map collection since 1909. I found it especially helpful to my line of research as it shows the locations of many long vanished towns and stations along the Union Pacific that are named in many period reports and dispatches. It also shows which side of the tracks the trail ran and many of the crossings.

 

The route through Nevada is more or less correct. My survey of Nevada trails west of Ely is a work in progress.

Bob.

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Dave -

The map is entitled "Clason's Automobile Map of Wyoming" and was published by the Clason Map Co., Denver Colo. Copyright 1908. The LoC has 3 copies of it, all in pristine, unused condition. They have been in the map collection since 1909. I found it especially helpful to my line of research as it shows the locations of many long vanished towns and stations along the Union Pacific that are named in many period reports and dispatches. It also shows which side of the tracks the trail ran and many of the crossings.

 

The route through Nevada is more or less correct. My survey of Nevada trails west of Ely is a work in progress.

Bob.

 

Bob,

 

I hope I'm not boring you with this, but you may have uncovered something that might cause a buzz among some map collectors. I was not aware that Clason's published an auto map before 1913. They are thought to have only produced railroad maps before then (see Map Collectors Spring 1911 Newsletter),so the maps you identified in the LOC would push the date back to 1908. I suppose they used railroad maps and overlaid the highways on the older base maps. Is that your impression from looking at your photos?

 

The map does not show up in he LOC on line catalog, so it must be in their Special Collections, which are not all in the catalog. I guess it pays to have grandkids in DC!!! :)

 

Dave

 

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