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 Illinois

The Lincoln Highway Across Illinois
A Book

by David A. Belden

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2013-12-09
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1439644438
  • 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: 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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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.

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.

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.

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 Across Indiana

The Lincoln Highway Across Indiana
A Book

by Jan Shupert-Arick

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9780738561080
  • 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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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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.

Jefferson Highway Declaration

Jefferson Highway Declaration
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1916
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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IL-38 (FA-7, West Lincoln Hwy) Resurfacing, Widening, Reconstruction, DeKalb

IL-38 (FA-7, West Lincoln Hwy) Resurfacing, Widening, Reconstruction, DeKalb
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Motel Sepia

Motel Sepia
A Book

by Dale Kueter

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2016-07-30
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1524620351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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fromMotel Sepia . . . Roy picked up a pebble and casually tossed it into a part of the stream where water had pooled. He watched the widening ripple. Every action we take, he pondered, produces some form of reaction.Parts of the ripple bumped into the surrounding bank and were repelled, while other parts filtered through reeds, engulfing them gently. Another section of the growing undulation was quickly swallowed by the force of moving water. . . . Just a few hours ago this man was enjoying life. How can this be? Byrne fought off the impulse to consider that killing was part of mans nature, an inherited trait that was not discarded after the Stone Age. Do we exit our mothers womb with an intrinsic proclivity to harm others? Is the belief of most religions that man is basically good is that wrong? . . . The two people, entangled in the rigors of bad decisions, traveled through one of the most bountiful regions on Earth, but were bound in the poverty of mutual anxiety. The marrow of their existence was soured by servitude. It was a tragedy in which a crime was consummated, and the usual joyous condition ofa honeymoon reduced to contrivance. *Other books by DaleKueter Vietnam Sons The Smell of the Soil *Available at: Author House, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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