Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
A Road Trip Celebration of America's First Coast-to-Coast Highway

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-05-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1493041681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. This book allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions. Color maps and stories of the highway take readers through 14 states, with excerpts from memoirs and old postcards giving a feel for what early motoring was like--the good, the bad, and the muddy. The book is organized by state, with narrative information on what the original Lincoln Highway crossed through. There are historical tidbits and nostalgic details, along with information on what remains. This book is a useful treasure for travel planning and armchair reading.

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
America's First Coast-To-Coast Road

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2005-05-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0811743004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
America's First Coast-to-coast Road

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 081170128X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway preceded Route 66 by a dozen years, runs a third longer than the famed highway, and crosses the country from Atlantic to Pacific. Traversing fourteen states from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, this large-format book follows the highway in both space and time to diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, historic landmarks, and roadside attractions. Excerpts from memoirs and old postcards give a feel for what early motoring was really like--the good, the bad, and the muddy.

Lincoln Highway Companion

Lincoln Highway Companion
A Guide to America's First Coast-to-Coast Road

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2009-05-13
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1461751241
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Lonely Planet Eastern USA

Lonely Planet Eastern USA
A Book

by Lonely Planet,Benedict Walker,Kate Armstrong,Carolyn Bain,Amy C Balfour,Ray Bartlett,Gregor Clark,Michael Grosberg,Adam Karlin,Brian Kluepfel,Kevin Raub,Simon Richmond,Regis St Louis,Mara Vorhees,Karla Zimmerman,Ashley Harrell,Robert Balkovich

  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2018-04-01
  • Pages : 1286
  • ISBN : 1787019586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lonely Planet Eastern USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get active underwater in Florida Keys, hit the streets of New York City, or watch leaves change color in New England; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway

Along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway
A Book

by Richard W. Funk

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9780738545110
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlike today's interstate highway system, the earlier routes offered ever-changing scenes and roadside attractions. Although the Lincoln Highway crosses the entire country from New York City to San Francisco, the route it follows through Pennsylvania offers some of the most diverse and beautiful scenery. From the relatively flat terrain in the eastern part of the state to the mountains in the west, the highway passes through large cities and small towns, and almost all of these areas offered something to the motoring public. The popularity of the automobile gave rise to some of the highway's greatest attractions, such as Bill's Place and the S. S. Grand View Ship Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 2001. Along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway is a trip back into time, and it recalls the days when getting to a destination was half the fun.

Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA
Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

by Jamie Jensen

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-03-20
  • Pages : 952
  • ISBN : 1640493859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Road Awaits! Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with Road Trip USA! Inside you'll find: 11 of America's favorite road trips with a flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and more Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities across the country Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of America both then and now Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who cruised nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the road!

Pictorial Kearney Nebraska

Pictorial Kearney Nebraska
Souvenier Greetings from the Historic, Midway City Beautiful on Lincoln Highway

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 190?
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ford Model T Coast to Coast

Ford Model T Coast to Coast
A Slow Drive Across a Fast Country

by Tom Cotter

  • Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Release : 2018-05-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0760364648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A photo-filled account of traveling the Lincoln Highway in a century-old automobile, and contemplating a future of self-driving cars: "[An] epic road trip." —USA Today Driverless cars are on the horizon, but before the world falls asleep at the wheel, let's look back down the road from whence we have come. Ford Model T Coast to Coast documents the cross-country adventure of two brave drivers as they pilot a hundred-year-old Model T on a 3,000-mile journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast. This book is as much a contemplation of early-twentieth-century American life as it is a fond farewell to the automotive age. Can the car still be the vehicle of freedom and discovery when we're no longer in command? Or will we finally be able to fully appreciate the scenery rushing past? Accompanied by Michael Alan Ross' evocative photography, Tom Cotter stops in small towns, meets local people, and hears their stories about cars, travel, and life. The two also explore back roads adjacent to his main route, the Lincoln Highway—the first transcontinental road. Significant cross-country runs, such as those by speed-record setter Cannonball Baker and literary adventurers Jack Kerourac, John Steinbeck, and Bill Bryson, are considered in light of the driverless future. Cotter also drives some of the same roads that a young Edsel Ford traveled in his father's Model T upon high school graduation in 1917. In addition to the central road trip, Cotter visits interesting automotive and transport museums as well as "keepers of the flame" such as Model T clubs, mechanics, junkyards, and collectors across the country. He also records the numerous trials and tribulations in keeping a very old car operating on a very long journey—something the driverless car of the future is unlikely to encounter.

Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia

Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia
A Book

by Drew Knowles

  • Publisher : Santa Monica Press
  • Release : 2008-05-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1595809929
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Route 66 Adventure Handbook returns with Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia. In one handy volume, novices and seasoned roadies alike have fast and easy access to all of the essential information about America’s most famous, beloved, and culturally significant highway. Presenting a list of important terms accompanied by descriptive articles and illustrations, the guide details the route’s history—including the origins of the term "Mother Road" and the slogan "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"—as well as its commemorative festivals, quirkiest attractions, and useful highway terms. Fascinating trivia will allow road warriors to impress friends and fellow travelers with their knowledge of the route, while a supplemental list directs dedicated fans to more detailed information on one of the most historic and treasured drives in America. Finally, a set of maps provides both general orientation and points out significant attractions through the use of custom icons. Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia is truly an A-to-Z guide to the absolute best of the Mother Road!

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
A Book

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780811724975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fully revised and updated edition Filled with all-new vintage postcards and photos Maps for travelers following the original route The Lincoln Highway, established in 1913 as the first roadway to cross the United States, continues to change. This new, updated edition of the successful guidebook to the route in Pennsylvania reflects those changes, focusing on recent trends on the highway, such as the appearance of retro buildings. The book describes what life was like along the old highway-with its stainless-steel diners, mom-and-pop businesses, spectacular scenery, and roadside attractions-and reveals how much of the past is still around.

How to Read the American West

How to Read the American West
A Field Guide

by William Wyckoff

  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0295805374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these familiar landscapes. A geographer and an accomplished photographer, Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work, and visit. This innovative field guide includes stories, photographs, maps, and diagrams on a hundred landscape features across the American West. Features are grouped according to type, such as natural landscapes, farms and ranches, places of special cultural identity, and cities and suburbs. Unlike the geographic organization of a traditional guidebook, Wyckoff's field guide draws attention to the connections and the differences between and among places. Emphasizing features that recur from one part of the region to another, the guide takes readers on an exploration of the eleven western states with trips into their natural and cultural character. How to Read the American West is an ideal traveling companion on the main roads and byways in the West, providing unexpected insights into the landscapes you see out your car window. It is also a wonderful source for armchair travelers and people who live in the West who want to learn more about the modern West, how it came to be, and how it may change in the years to come. Showcasing the everyday alongside the exceptional, Wyckoff demonstrates how asking new questions about the landscapes of the West can let us see our surroundings more clearly, helping us make informed and thoughtful decisions about their stewardship in the twenty-first century. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSmp5gZ4-I

Kevin Kutz's Lincoln Highway

Kevin Kutz's Lincoln Highway
A Book

by Kevin Kutz

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rendered in a variety of styles and moods, an array of images, most in color, provides a visual record of the artist's journey along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway, capturing the townscapes, rural areas, taverns, barns, bridges, diners, gas stations, motels, and other landmarks along the way. Original.

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

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

by Michael Wallis

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2017-06-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0871407701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A book so gripping it can scarcely be put down. . . . Superb.”— New York Times Book Review "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. With The Best Land Under Heaven, Wallis has penned what critics agree is “destined to become the standard account” (Washington Post) of the notorious saga. Cutting through 160 years of myth-making, the “expert storyteller” (True West) compellingly recounts how the unlikely band of early pioneers met their fate. Interweaving information from hundreds of newly uncovered documents, Wallis illuminates how a combination of greed and recklessness led to one of America’s most calamitous and sensationalized catastrophes. The result is a “fascinating, horrifying, and inspiring” (Oklahoman) examination of the darkest side of Manifest Destiny.

Roadside Giants

Roadside Giants
A Book

by Brian Butko,Sarah Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9780811732284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Lucy, the colossal elephant-shaped building on the Jersey Shore, to the grand donut atop Randy's in Los Angeles, this full-color guide profiles the commercial giants that loom over America's highways. Created to sell products and promote tourism in a big way, they can be found all over the United States. The authors have traveled far and wide to bring readers the world's largest duck in Long Island, an enormous Amish couple in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and towering Paul Bunyans all over the Midwest. There are buildings shaped like hot dogs, ice cream cones, and baskets, as well as the roadside phenomena known as "Muffler Men," giants who originally advertised mufflers but now have been converted to cowboys, Indians, spacemen, and pirates. Big fun!

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
A Novel

by Amor Towles

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-10-05
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0735222371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick “Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions
Cool Cafes, Souvenir Stands, Route 66 Relics, and Other Road Trip Fun

by Brian Butko,Sarah Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2007-07-03
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0811743616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hit the open road for fun and wackiness as the Butkos visit offbeat attractions from coast to coast--dinosaur parks, miniature golf courses, populuxe motels, vintage amusement arcades, classic diners illuminated in neon, and even the world's largest ball of twine. More than fifty fellow authors and artists offer stories about their favorite attractions or recall memorable trips. Visitor information is included to help plan quick visits or an entire road trip.

The Ship Hotel

The Ship Hotel
A Grand View Along the Lincoln Highway

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 0811736318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE SHIP HOTELA Grand View along the Lincoln HighwayBrian Butko$19.95 US

By Mopar to the Golden Gate

By Mopar to the Golden Gate
A Book

by Denny Gibson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-12-27
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780615921990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by a serious fan of historic roads, this is the story of a New York City to San Francisco road trip over the Lincoln Highway during its centennial year. Driving a half-century old car, Denny Gibson covers the eastern half of the century old route as part of the Lincoln Highway Association Centennial Tour. Then, after an anniversary celebration at the highway's midpoint in Kearney, Nebraska, the trip continues on to the west coast with a smaller group. The route followed is, as close as practical, the Lincoln Highway's original 1913 alignment. The car is a 1963 Plymouth Valiant convertible. It has a fancy push button transmission but the luxury stops there. No power steering, no power brakes, no power top, and no air conditioning. Problems are not quite as scarce as power accessories but there are not many. The old Plymouth carries Gibson from his Ohio home to Times Square to San Francisco then back home again. Much of the return is along the Route 66 corridor with occasional stops on that historic road as well. The book is illustrated with more than 150 black and white photos. "Denny's friendly writing makes you feel like you're along for the adventure of a lifetime, with fun surprises around every bend and all the bumps in the road already smoothed out." ~Brian Butko, author, Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Annals of Iowa

Annals of Iowa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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