2021-10-25

Yesterdays Highways (Americas Historic Highways)

Relive the history of the American highway from its origins in the era of the covered wagon through the age of the interstate. Illustrated with more than 400 images from roads across the country, Yesterday’s Highways takes you back to the old auto trails that paved the way for the first federal highway system. You’ll visit the diners, motels, filling stations and quirky roadside haunts of yesteryear. From White Castle to Howard Johnson’s, learn about how the American road served up burgers and coffee and blue-plate specials to weary truckers and vacationing families. Journey back to the age of auto camps and revisit the time when mom-and-pop motel courts ruled the side of the road. Before the advent of off-ramps and car-pool lanes, highways zigzagged through downtowns, turning at stop signs and following rail lines. Cars chugged along at 15 mph over gravel roads and narrow, concrete ribbons with dozens of hairpin turns. Drivers were treated to barn ads and billboards and Burma-Shave signs. The Lincoln Highway. Route 66. Highway 99. El Camino Real. The Great Valley Road. Travel back in time and experience what made these roads and so many others the lifeblood of the American experience.Yesterday's Highways is the first in the America's Historic Highways series. A companion volume, America's First Highways, is also available.


Book Details

Book Title: Yesterdays Highways (Americas Historic Highways)

Book Author: Stephen H. Provost

Book Category: -

ISBN: 1949971104