The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway

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qWith 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.q -- William L. Withuhn, Curator of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution Copyright Ac Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.The early automobile tourists, those who took to the road before the First World War, were the pioneers in a new tradition of American travel. ... leisure class who could afford to purchase and operate an automobile, buy fuel, repairs, food, and lodging en route, and afford ... They drove automobiles with imported leather upholstery, large cars with classy names like Overland, Winton, Maxwell, and Packard.

Title:The Lincoln Highway
Author:Drake Hokanson
Publisher:University of Iowa Press - 1999-01-01


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