Greetings from the Lincoln Highway : America's first coast-to-coast road

by Butko, Brian.

Format: Print Book 2005
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Summary
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. AUTHOR: Brian Butko is the author of The Lincoln Highway: Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide (0-8117-2497-2) and Klondikes, Chipped Ham, and Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly's (0-8117-2844-7), coauthor of Diners of Pennsylvania (0-8117-2878-1), and editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine. He was a founding director of the Lincoln Highway Association. REVIEWS: "Traveling the Lincoln Highway through the eyes, heart, and spirit of Brian Butko brings back an important part of America we yearn to keep, which this book does triumphantly with color, zeal, and fortitude." ---John Baeder, author of Diners, Sign Language, and Gas, Food, & Lodging "A valid and important contribution to a growing body of works about this nation's most valued highways. Anyone who has an interest in open road travel and appreciates an objective examination of one of the country's most important transportation links needs to read Brian Butko's book. Bravo!" --Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road "The Lincoln Highway is America's most fascinating old road, and there's no better guide to discovering its magic than Brian Butko's wonderful book."--Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA "Effie Gladding, who crossed the Lincoln Highway in 1914, dedicated her book to the adventurous auto travelers of her time. Now Brian Butko has written a book for modern adventurers--take it with you in the minivan or the Honda and become one of Gladding's 'lovers of the open road and the flying wheel.'" --Drake Hokanson, author of Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America 300 colour & 100 b/w photographs
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Lincoln Highway, conceived by an automotive accessories manufacturer named Carl Fisher in 1912, was hardly a highway by today's standards. It was more a web of existing roads and short stretches of new construction, all dotted with visible road markers, that finally gave motorists a single route to follow from New York to California. Before its inception, motorists, few as they were, would often have to take old wagon trails, especially in the West, and cut down wire fences along the way. Although the Lincoln Highway was barely an interstate in the modern sense, it was a massive improvement, though within a decade it was overshadowed by the fabled Route 66 and is now just a series of "faint traces." Butko's easygoing, state-by-state account is a fun amble through 14 states including West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, Colorado and Utah, not overly nostalgic, yet indulging in remembrances of old diners and corny roadside attractions, like the Shoe House, a five-story building shaped like a work boot in Pennsylvania. Butko (Diners of Pennsylvania) peppers the narrative with quotes from early 20th-century travelogues, and the inclusion of snapshots and old postcards establishes a chatty ambience. Although readers will probably want to skip around (the descriptions of the highway in some states are dull), this is a detailed and well-illustrated travel diary. 351 color, 54 b&w photos; 15 color maps. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Automobile travel -- United States.
Lincoln Highway -- History.
United States -- Description and travel.
Publisher Mechanicsburg, PA :Stackpole Books,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 081170128X (hardcover)
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