Lincoln Highway Across Illinois, The

Lincoln Highway Across Illinois, The

by David A. Belden with Christine R. O’Brien

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 0738593583
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Lincoln Highway across Indiana

The Lincoln Highway across Indiana
A Book

by Jan Shupert-Arick,Indiana Lincoln Highway Association

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2009-04-13
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1439621217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway across Indiana explores Indiana’s unique role in Lincoln Highway history and celebrates Indiana’s place in early automotive and road-building history. Once known as the “Main Street of America,” the Lincoln Highway route was established across northern Indiana in 1913, linking larger cities—Fort Wayne, Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, LaPorte, and Valparaiso—to smaller communities. Most Lincoln Highway towns renamed their main streets Lincolnway in recognition of the nation’s first coast-to-coast auto road. When the Lincoln Highway Association shortened the route in 1926, the route linked Fort Wayne to Columbia City, Warsaw, and Plymouth, giving the state two Lincoln Highway routes. From Fort Wayne to the famous Ideal Section, between Dyer and Schererville, Indiana’s Lincolnway towns remain proudly connected to Lincoln Highway history. Through vintage photographs, postcards, advertisements, and other historical records, this armchair tour of the highway visits sites favored by early tourists, documents the people and places that made the highway a vital corridor, and celebrates Hoosier Carl Fisher’s leadership in the formation of the Lincoln Highway Association, as well as the people who work to preserve its legacy today.

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.

Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway
Special Resource Study, Environmental Assessment

by United States. National Park Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway: Illinois

The Lincoln Highway: Illinois
A Book

by Gregory M. Franzwa

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9781880397619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago

The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago
A Book

by Cynthia L. Ogorek

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9780738551975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Once known as the "Main Street of America," The Lincoln Highway through western Indiana and eastern Illinois became the first urban bypass on the first hard-surfaced transcontinental highway in the nation. Some 200 vintage photographs visit sites that early-day tourists saw, and documents the people who made the highway what is was.

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Main Street Across America

by Anonim

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9781587291135
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"With his lively pen and lyric camera, Mr. Hokanson takes us on a journey of discovery. The open road is, in part, a defining characteristic of this country, and the Lincoln Highway is one of the historic traces ... like the Oregon Trail, the Camino Real, or the National Road. Not just for tourists, the Lincoln Highway accelerated the processes of social mobility, changed our geography, and led inexorably to a new America. This is an important story, well researched and beautifully, perceptively told." -- William L. Withuhn, Curator of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Achievement in the Lincoln Highway, 1920

Achievement in the Lincoln Highway, 1920
A Book

by Lincoln Highway Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Lincoln Highway 101

Lincoln Highway 101
A Book

by John Mulhern III

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2015-03-31
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 057815479X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, John Mulhern III writes about traveling a total of 6,281 miles in 15 days - a route through sixteen widely (and wildly) different states including not only stops in the the cities of New York City, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Denver, but also nights in the small cities and towns of Warsaw, Marshalltown, and North Platte. Adventures on the road (including mechanical issues of various sorts) yield to visits with friends old and new, encounters with various other Corvettes and other vehicles of interest, and more than a few great places to eat, sometimes in the most unexpected places. This is a book for travel lovers and most certainly for Corvette lovers, but most of all for devotees of the stunning beauty and endless variety of the United States of America. It includes several maps of the route, an annotated bibliography, and over 140 photos and illustrations, almost all in color.

Roads

Roads
Hearing Before the Committee on Roads, House of Representatives, Sixty-seventh Congress, First Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Roads

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fun with the Family Illinois

Fun with the Family Illinois
Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids

by Lori Meek Schuldt

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2010-08-03
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0762766174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Illinois features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2002-10-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 081174826X
  • 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.

Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Kansas City

Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Kansas City
A Book

by Robert Tabern,Kandace Tabern

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2019-09
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0359890199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Kansas City" is a 334-page route guidebook for passengers traveling Amtrak's Southwest Chief train through Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. Learn interesting facts about the people, place, and history passing by outside the window between Chicago and Kansas City. This book was written by Robert and Kandace Tabern with the Midwest Rail Rangers.

United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1928
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Last Three Miles

The Last Three Miles
Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America's First Superhighway

by Steven Hart

  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2012-10-23
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1595587489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An investigative history of Depression Era power brokers and labor wars in the construction of the Pulaski Skyway across the New Jersey Meadowlands. In the 1930s, as America’s love affair with the automobile began, cars and trucks leaving the nation’s largest city were dumped out of the Holland Tunnel onto local roads winding through New Jersey swampland. The Pulaski Skyway, America’s first “superhighway,” would change all that by connecting the hub of New York City to the rest of the country. But the corrupt and violent path to its completion would change much more for Jersey City’s residents and labor unions. Jersey City mayor Frank Hague—dictator of the Hudson County political machine and a national political player—was a prime mover behind the ambitious transit project. Hague’s nemesis in this undertaking was union boss Teddy Brandle. Construction of the last three miles of the Pulaski Skyway, then simply known as Route 25, marked an epic battle between big labor and big politics, culminating in a murder and the creation of a motorway so flawed it soon became known as “Death Avenue”—appropriately featured in the opening sequence of HBO’s hit series The Sopranos. A book in the tradition of Robert Caro’s The Power Broker and Henry Petroski’s Engineers of Dreams, The Last Three Miles brings to vivid life a riveting and bloodstained chapter in the heroic age of public works. “A revealing look into how local politics can affect the design and construction of our national infrastructure, sometimes with disastrous results. Hart uses his considerable narrative talent to tell an engaging human story about what might seem otherwise to be but an enormous black steel structure.” —Henry Petroski, author of Engineers of Dreams and Success Through Failure

Picturing Illinois

Picturing Illinois
Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo

by John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2012-09-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0252093941
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the outset of the twentieth century the debut of the American picture postcard incited widespread enthusiasm for collecting and sending postcard art that lasted decades. In Picturing Illinois, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle examine a diverse set of 200 vintage Illinois picture postcards revealing what locals considered captivating, compelling, and commemorable. They also interpret how individual messages impart the sender's personal perception of local geography and scenery. Jakle and Sculle follow the dialogue between urban Chicago and rural downstate, elucidating the postcard's significance in popular culture and the unique ways in which Illinoisans pictured their world.

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!

Motoring

Motoring
The Highway Experience in America

by John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0820330280
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Motoring unmasks the forces that shape the American driving experience--commercial, aesthetic, cultural, mechanical--as it takes a timely look back at our historically unconditional love of motor travel. Focusing on recreational travel between 1900 and 1960, John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle cover dozens of topics related to drivers, cars, and highways and explain how they all converge to uphold that illusory notion of release and rejuvenation we call the "open road." Jakle and Sculle have collaborated on five previous books on the history, culture, and landscape of the American road. Here, with an emphasis on the driver's perspective, they discuss garages and gas stations, roadside tourist attractions, freeways and toll roads, truck stops, bus travel, the rise of the convenience store, and much more. All the while, the authors make us think about aspects of driving that are often taken for granted: how, for instance, the many lodging and food options along our highways reinforce the connection between driving and "freedom" and how, by enabling greater speeds, highway engineers helped to stoke motorists' "blessed fantasy of flight." Although driving originally celebrated freedom and touted a common experience, it has increasingly become a highly regulated, isolated activity. The motive behind America's first embrace of the automobile--individual prerogative--still substantially obscures this reality. "Americans did not have the automobile imposed on them," say the authors. Jakle and Sculle ask why some of the early prophetic warnings about our car culture went unheeded and why the arguments of its promoters resonated so persuasively. Today, the automobile is implicated in any number of environmental, even social, problems. As the wisdom of our dependence on automobile travel has come into serious question, reassessment of how we first became that way is more important than ever.

Slow Travels-Illinois

Slow Travels-Illinois
A Book

by Lyn Wilkerson

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2009-08-22
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 0557094186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Slow Travels-Illinois explores four highways across various parts of the State. U.S. 30 travels portions of the Lincoln Highway and Sauk Trail across Northern Illinois, through Joliet and Aurora to the Mississippi River. U.S. 50 covers the southern portion of the Illinois, examining the earliest settlements and the development along the St.Louis-Vincennes stage road. Historic Route 66 explores the mother road from its beginning at Lake Michigan, diagonally across the State through Bloomington and Springfield, to the banks of the Mississippi opposite St. Louis. Finally, U.S. Highway 67 follows the western edge of Illinois, beginning at the Quad Cities and finishing at Alton.