Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781493041688
Available:
Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780811743006
Available:
Release: 2005-05-19
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780811701280
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781461751243
Available:
Release: 2009-05-13
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Author: Amor Towles
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780735222373
Available:
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#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.

Across The Continent By The Lincoln Highway

Across The Continent By The Lincoln Highway
Author: Effie Price Gladding
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9354593887
Available:
Release: 2021-05-20
Editor: Alpha Edition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Across The Continent By The Lincoln Highway, has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and designed. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work and hence the text is clear and readable.

The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway

The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway
Author: Lincoln Highway Association
Pages: 168
ISBN: PRNC:32101078167374
Available:
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Roadside Giants

Roadside Giants
Author: Brian Butko,Sarah Butko
Pages: 90
ISBN: 0811732282
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

Ford Model T Coast to Coast

Ford Model T Coast to Coast
Author: Tom Cotter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780760364642
Available:
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Pictorial Kearney Nebraska

Pictorial Kearney Nebraska
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:29948498
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Release: 190?
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Lonely Planet Eastern USA

Lonely Planet Eastern USA
Author: 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
Pages: 1286
ISBN: 9781787019584
Available:
Release: 2018-04-01
Editor: Lonely Planet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Richard W. Funk
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0738545112
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Jamie Jensen
Pages: 952
ISBN: 9781612389035
Available:
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Moon Travel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Road Awaits! Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with Road Trip USA! Inside Road Trip USA you'll find: 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 the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop Full-color photos and illustrations of America both then and now Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who sped along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Insight into the heart of the great American road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for the best books to read as you explore the US Road Trip USA is so full of the beauty of the American highway, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia

Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia
Author: Drew Knowles
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781595809926
Available:
Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Santa Monica Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0811724972
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

By Mopar to the Golden Gate

By Mopar to the Golden Gate
Author: Denny Gibson
Pages: 140
ISBN: 061592199X
Available:
Release: 2013-12-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

How to Read the American West

How to Read the American West
Author: William Wyckoff
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780295805375
Available:
Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Kevin Kutz
Pages: 122
ISBN: PSU:000060626554
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Michael Wallis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780871407702
Available:
Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Author: Anonim
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1587291134
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: University of Iowa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.