Travel the Three Flags Highway. Canada to Mexico - Direct - Scenic - Historic.
23 x 17.5 in (58.42 x 44.45 cm)
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This is a 1950s Pierre Vittier pictorial map of the Three Flags Highway, also known as U.S. Highway 395.
A Wonderful Pictorial MapKnown as the Three Flags Highway because it connected Canada, the United States, and Mexico, the map highlights the highway from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Hamilton Ranch, Mexico, and depicts as far east as Wyoming and Montana. Wonderful pictorial vignettes appear along the highway's route. People are illustrated horse racing, fishing, skiing, hunting, and fishing, alongside natural landmarks such as Sequoia National Park, Mt. Whitney, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and Banff National Park in Alberta. An illustration of the Grand Coulee Dam is included in Washington State.
A Short History of the Three Flags HighwayThe Three Flags Highway, also known as U.S. Route 395, is a highway in the western United States with a cult following much like the celebrated U.S. Route 66. At its longest, the highway stretched 1,490 miles from San Diego Bay to the Canadian border and effortlessly connected with highways in both Canada and Mexico. Today, U.S. 395 has been significantly shortened in favor of Interstate 15, but still remains an important north-south route along the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in eastern Oregon and Washington, where distances to other highways can reach into the hundreds of miles. Though not as well-known as Route 66, efforts are currently underway to reinvigorate the highway in order to preserve the historic landmarks and Americana that exist along its route.
A Closer LookCities and towns all along the highway are labeled, including Tijuana, Mexico, San Diego and San Bernardino, California, Carson City and Reno, Nevada, Walla Walla, Washington, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Jasper, Alberta. As this is a highway map, U.S. 395 is not the only highway illustrated. Highways snake their way across the western United States, all of which are labeled. Cities and towns throughout the region are also indicated, along with rivers, lakes, and other national parks. A mileage chart is situated along the right border, providing the viewer with distances between cities and towns from Jasper, Canada to Hamilton Ranch, Mexico in both directions.
Publication History and CensusThis map was drawn by Pierre Vittier, lithographed by the Alex Dulfer Printing and Lithographing Company, and published by the Three Flags Highway Association in the 1950s. We note a single cataloged example in OCLC which is part of the collection at the Washoe County Library in Reno, Nevada.
Alexander Dulfer (1877 - 1946) was an American printer based in San Francisco. Born in Germany, Dulfer was the owner and founder of Alex Dulfer Printing and Lithographing Company and had been engaged in the printing business in the San Francisco
area since 1896. He married Mary Imelda, with whom he had five children. Learn More...
Very good. Even overall toning. Light wear along original fold lines. Text and images on verso.