The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America by Drake Hokanson

By Drake Hokanson

Ten years after its unique book, Drake Hokanson's best-selling ebook maintains to encourage readers to depart the interstate for a highway much less traveled, yet person who nonetheless fuels the yank preoccupation with the open road.In his new creation to this 10th anniversary variation, Hokanson revisits the Lincoln road and reveals it changed—much for the better—since the unique e-book of this e-book. such a lot significantly, he calls awareness to the reinvigorated Lincoln street organization and its efforts to maintain what's left of the outdated street. Hokanson reveals extra and extra travelers touring the road—not in basic terms americans yet foreigners as well—by automobile, bus, and bike on trips to not any specific vacation spot, yet just to see the US.

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S. by 1910. Those vehicles plied the streets and roads during good weather but spent the winter and wet seasons up on blocks in the garage. People were beginning to look hard at the motortruck for moving goods; it was already beginning to displace horses and wagons for city deliveries. Auto drivers were becoming more adventurous as their machines became more reliable. A Page 7 few hardy souls had even driven clear across the continent by automobile, and anybody who'd been very far at the wheel was complaining about the roads.

New York City to Chicago: The Settled East 41 Chapter 5. Chicago to Salt Lake City: Where the West Begins 50 Chapter 6. Salt Lake City to San Francisco: Desert, Mountain, and Sea 62 Part III. Roads for the Country Chapter 7. America Takes to the Highway 75 Chapter 8. Numbers, Not Names 93 Chapter 9. Going My Way on the Lincoln Highway 112 Chapter 10. The Highway Takes America 127 Chapter 11. The Faint Line 135 Place-Names along the Lincoln Highway, 1915-1916 149 Notes on Sources 153 Index 155 Page ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This book, like any other, bears the invisible marks of many individuals.

Croker as his mechanic, and on his advice bought and equipped a used twenty-horsepower, two-seat, open-top Winton. On May 23, four days after making the bet, they left for the East. Near Caldwell, Idaho, the pair adopted a stray bulldog whom they named Bud. As they had done for themselves, Jackson and Croker provided their new companion with driving goggles to protect his eyes from flying mud and blinding dust. The trio traveled some six thousand hard miles and arrived in New York City in the wee hours of July 26, sixty-five days after leaving San Francisco.

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