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The 1922 Bankhead Highway Tourist Guide! Coming Soon!

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Hi all:

 

Many of you are familiar with my Highway 80 explorations and my bygonebyways.com website. I have some good news that has come from my Highway 80 explorations. I have found a contact at the National Archives that is copying for me THIS WEEK, that elusive snipe of all maps - the 1922 Bankhead Highway Tourist Guide which chronicles the Bankhead Highway from Washington, D.C. to San Diego as it existed in 1921! I expect to have this in my greasy little palms by mid-month.

 

The Bankhead highway was touted as the best all-weather southern route from coast to coast and overlaid many other auto trails (especially out west)such as the Broadway of America, the Dixie Overland, the Old Spanish Trail, the Lee Highway and even portions of the very early Ocean to Ocean and Borderland Route. So I imagine, that this docuiment will bring many hours of fieldwork and research to all areas of the country!

 

As the owning company has long gone and with the age of the document, I foresee no real issues with photocopying this and adding scans to my webpage so that all fellow roadies may begin to explore the Bankhead for themselves. However ,if anyone out there knows more about copyright than I do, please chime in. Else, I look forward to being able to soon share this treasure with all of you soon.

 

Jeff in Tucson

bygonebyways.com

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Hi all:

 

Many of you are familiar with my Highway 80 explorations and my bygonebyways.com website. I have some good news that has come from my Highway 80 explorations. I have found a contact at the National Archives that is copying for me THIS WEEK, that elusive snipe of all maps - the 1922 Bankhead Highway Tourist Guide which chronicles the Bankhead Highway from Washington, D.C. to San Diego as it existed in 1921! I expect to have this in my greasy little palms by mid-month.

 

The Bankhead highway was touted as the best all-weather southern route from coast to coast and overlaid many other auto trails (especially out west)such as the Broadway of America, the Dixie Overland, the Old Spanish Trail, the Lee Highway and even portions of the very early Ocean to Ocean and Borderland Route. So I imagine, that this docuiment will bring many hours of fieldwork and research to all areas of the country!

 

As the owning company has long gone and with the age of the document, I foresee no real issues with photocopying this and adding scans to my webpage so that all fellow roadies may begin to explore the Bankhead for themselves. However ,if anyone out there no mores about copyright than I do, please chime in. Else, I look forward to being able to soon share this treasure with all of you soon.

 

Jeff in Tucson

bygonebyways.com

 

Jeff,

 

Interesting! I don't recall ever seeing a Bankhead Guide, so it is good to know you and the National Archives are a source. I look forward to what you have to share! And thanks for the heads up.

 

Dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

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Folks, it's here!

 

I've added several pages to my bygonebyways.comwebsite that highlight - BY STATE - the pages of this 1922 Bankhead Highway Tourist Guide. This will be a terrific resource for roadie researchers across the country a the level of detail is great! It really helps either verify one's theories or open up whole new possibilities of the old roads alignment as this guide depicts the Bankhead as it existed in 1921. The pics are rather large so they could be a little slow-loading, but I know people will really want to be able to zoom in on the detail.

 

From Virginia to California, I hope this provides one with hours of new exploration and discovery.

 

Cheers,

Jeff in Tucson

bygonebyways.com

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