Posts Tagged ‘maps of old roads’


June 27, 2012

The most revolutionary event for the Lincoln Highway since it was founded 99 years ago is now available — free, detailed, online maps of the Lincoln Highway!

The LHA Mapping Committee (myself and 2 dozen others) has worked for a decade to map all generations of the Lincoln Highway, from the obscure Proclamation Route to the equally-rare city feeders. Mapping software expert (and committee chair) Paul Gilger has done a stunning job, spending hundreds of hours to apply our info to DeLorme and now Google Maps. The maps are now available to the public for free. Click to see for yourself this stunning resource detailing exactly where the LH went from coast-to-coast. Here are some samples that you should be able to easily identify.

2010 Lincoln Highway Driving Maps on CD

March 16, 2010

With Spring weather arriving, don’t forget that the 2010 Lincoln Highway Driving Maps CDs are now available through the Lincoln Highway Trading Post.

LHA mapping committee director Paul Gilger notes that, although you can view the 2010 map files with earlier versions of DeLorme, it is best to view the new maps with the new 2010 DeLorme program, as DeLorme adjusted a significant number of new vector points. The 2010 CDs and DeLorme program are available through the LH Trading Post, and purchases in part support the LHA:

There are many improvements to the maps this year, including the three Chicago Feeder Routes. Paul says, “A big thank you goes to Jan Shupert-Arick and Fred Sachtleben who sent me a full-size scan of a wonderful 1921 Rand McNally Auto Trails Map of the entire Chicago area. The map has 34 auto trails mapped out, and has the LH routes clearly marked.”

Here’s a partial list of some of the map improvements and additions for 2010:
New York: new Eastern Terminus sign at Times Square.
New Jersey: confirmation of 49th Street from JFK East to JFK West.
Pennsylvania:  addition of all 70+ Pennsylvania Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor murals, exhibits and roadside giants sculptures.
Washington DC Loop: possible alternate route through Bel Air now shown, Zero Milestone added in White House Ellipse.
Ohio: adjustments made to 1918 alignments through Canton, Mansfield & Lima, new brick monument locations added.
Indiana: adjustments of routes through Ft Wayne, Eastern Feeder Route to Chicago (from Dyer) added.
Illinois: Southern Feeder Route to Chicago (from Chicago Heights), and Western Feeder Route to Chicago (from Geneva) added, Lincoln statue added at Chicago Heights.
Nebraska: new LH historic marker locations added.
Wyoming: Matthew Shepard memorial added at Laramie next to the LH, previously unknown 1913 alignment added east of Evanston.
Utah: nine new map updates due to further research by Jess Petersen, new Fisher Pass Monument added.
Nevada: alignment corrections made through Sparks and Reno.
California: previously unknown 1913 alignment added near Auburn.
U.S.: Locations of businesses and tourist spots featured in the PBS documentary A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway added.