Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
America's First Coast-To-Coast Road
The Lincoln Highway preceded Route 66 by a dozen years, runs a third longer than the famed highway, and crosses the country from Atlantic to Pacific. Traversing fourteen states from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, this large-format book follows the highway in both space and time to diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, historic landmarks, and roadside attractions. Excerpts from memoirs and old postcards give a feel for what early motoring was really like--the good, the bad, and the muddy.
About the Author:
Brian Butko is the author of The Lincoln Highway: Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide and Klondikes, Chipped Ham, and Skyscraper Cones: The Story of Isaly's, coauthor of Diners of Pennsylvania, and editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine. He was a founding director of the Lincoln Highway Association.
"Traveling the Lincoln Highway through the eyes, heart, and spirit of Brian Butko brings back an important part of America we yearn to keep, which this book does triumphantly with color, zeal, and fortitude." ---John Baeder, author of Diners, Sign Language, and Gas, Food, & Lodging
"A valid and important contribution to a growing body of works about this nation's most valued highways. Anyone who has an interest in open road travel and appreciates an objective examination of one of the country's most important transportation links needs to read Brian Butko's book. Bravo!" --Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road
"The Lincoln Highway is America's most fascinating old road, and there's no better guide to discovering its magic than Brian Butko's wonderful book."--Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA
"Effie Gladding, who crossed the Lincoln Highway in 1914, dedicated her book to the adventurous auto travelers of her time. Now Brian Butko has written a book for modern adventurers--take it with you in the minivan or the Honda and become one of Gladding?s ?lovers of the open road and the flying wheel.?" --Drake Hokanson, author of Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America
224 pages, 300 color photos