Author Archives: Russell Rein

eBay Auctions

A large 1918 wall road map of Illinois went for $43: http://xrl.us/7bae A real photo postcard of Globin’s resort in Al Tahoe closed at $33.58 http://xrl.us/7bag A printed black and white view of a diner interior from Bordentown, NJ required … Continue reading

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Amazing cross-country trips

Home Education Magazine alerts us to the “Woman Who Dare” series at the Library of Congress including “Sara Bard Field, who carried a suffrage petition by car from San Francisco to President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C. — before the … Continue reading

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Charles Cushman’s photo archive

Amateur color photographer Charles Cushman’s archive is now on-line thanks to Indiana University. You can visit the home page and read more about it at: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/ This collection is especially strong in the western states with 4,723 color views of … Continue reading

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Driving down virtual streets

The future of on-line maps – Everyscape launches later this fall will street level view of San Francisco, New York, Boston and Seattle. Check out the demo which let you click and drag in all directions, and virtually drive down … Continue reading

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Slow travel

The emerging trend of “slow travel” is described in this Chicago Sun Times article: http://xrl.us/ypsi and visit the new slow travel site at: http://www.slowtrav.com/USA/

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Michigan photo archive

An amazing photo archive – Michigan State University has a online photo website – The Making of Modern Michigan. It includes 1,996 photos of the 1909 Detroit to Denver Glidden Tour.

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Roadtrip photos and resources

The American Road Forum has a great series of posts from Keep the Show on the Road with many pictures, detailing his trip on the Lincoln Highway as follows: Lincoln Highway 1920 & Now, Carson City – Fallon, NV Lincoln … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway news in California

Checkout Truckee.com’s History Page with a link to a Historic Downtown Walking Tour: http://www.truckee.com/history.html Truckee River’s Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway (paved and unpaved sections) includes sections of the Lincoln Highway, read more from the Sierra Sun: http://xrl.us/6xet and at the Bikeway … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway news in Nevada

Karl Breckinridge’s column from the Reno Gazette Journal discusses – “Of Fords and Ravioli”: An observation here last Sunday brought a half-a-dozen e-mails – we noted downtown construction had exposed a sign on the back wall of Reno Furniture’s store … Continue reading

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New eatery on the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming

Wienies & Things – a unique new eatery on LH in Rock River, from the Jackson Hole Star Tribune, Oasis on the Plains: http://xrl.us/6xgt

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