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1927 American Automobile Assoc. Map of the Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Highway

AYPHiway-aaa-1927
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1927 American Automobile Assoc. Map of the Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Highway

AYPHiway-aaa-1927

Highlights transcontinental roads leading to Yellowstone National Park.

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Title


Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Hiway
  1927 (undated)     9 x 31.5 in (22.86 x 80.01 cm)     1 : 5585000

Description


This is a c. 1927 American Automobile Association map of the Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Highway. The map depicts the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and from Montana and Duluth, Minnesota to Norfolk, Virginia and Carson City, Nevada. The Atlantic Yellowstone Pacific Highway is highlighted in red, with the route from Chicago, Illinois to Twin Falls, Idaho marked in bold. Myriad cities and towns throughout the U.S. are labeled, with state capitals marked by star inscribed in a circle. Other highways across the country are illustrated as well, with different markings used to denote differing road grades. National parks, mountain ranges, lakes, and rivers are noted as well. A chart tracing the elevation of the highway from Chicago to Twin Falls is situated along the top border and highlights the increase in elevation, with the highest point along the route at th4e summit of the Togwotee Pass.
Publication History and Census
This map was published by the American Automobile Association c. 1927. Two examples are catalogued in the OCLC as being part of the collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wyoming.

Cartographer


The American Automobile Association (March 4, 1902 - present), better known as AAA ('Triple-A'), is a federations of motor clubs throughout America. A privately held national member association, AAA boasts over 58 million member in the United States and Canada. Founded on March 4, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, AAA was originally created in response to a lack of roads and highways that were suitable for cars by nine individual motor clubs, including the Chicago Automobile Club, Automobile Club of America, and Automobile Club of New Jersey. AAA began publishing road maps in 1905 and hotel guides in 1917. Learn More...

Condition


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Text on verso.

References


OCLC 44457177.