Traveling U.S. Route 1 From Maine To Florida

Traveling Route 1 from Maine to Florida is a fun way to see the eastern seaboard of the United States. The road runs roughly parallel to Interstate 95 and was designated Route 1 in 1926. Previous to that it was known as the Atlantic Highway.

The route is not a single strip of asphalt but rather a series of roads that travel from Fort Kent, Maine, which sits on the Canadian border, to Key West, Florida. You can connect to Read the rest of this entry…

The Origins Of U.S. Route 40

US Route 40 is one of the oldest highways in America. At one time, Route 40 transversed the entire United States. Travelers could start at Atlanta City, New Jersey, and follow the highway to San Francisco, California.

Route 40 began as game trails in ancient times. Native tribes began using these trails as pathways to travel. After the colonists arrived, they began using native footpaths like Mingo and Nemacolin in the Pennsylvania area, establishing roadways that would later become part of U.S. 40.

In 1806, the US Congress designated Read the rest of this entry…

Little Known Facts About The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway runs for 3,389 miles from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco through 14 states, 128 counties and over 700 cities. It was created in 1913 as a monument to Abraham Lincoln and was the first automobile road crossing the United States.

The Lincoln Highway was the inspiration for the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956. President Dwight D. Eisenhower experienced hardship and deprivation when he served as part of the 1919 Army Convoy which crossed the country on the Lincoln Highway.

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What To Take With You On A Road Trip

Regardless of whether you’re taking a road trip with your family or friends, you must pack a considerable amount of supplies to last through the entire adventure. While many things can be bought on the road, the following items must be placed in your car prior to departure:

Prescription Medicine

You should never leave your prescription medication at home, especially if it can be used in emergency situations. Make sure to pack you medication in a place that’s easily accessible.

Maps or GPS

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Scenic Routes Through Northern New England

Scenic Routes Through Northern New England

Traveling To Vermont Through New England
Vermont is one of the most beautiful and scenic states in America. In fact, it is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. Additionally, Vermont has seen resurgence lately in tourism during the spring and summer for a few main reasons. Those reasons include the beautiful landscape, scenery and outdoor activities that Vermont has to offer during the warm seasons. In general, many tourists prefer to Read the rest of this entry…

Is Route 66 Worth The Drive?

Yes, Route 66 is worth the effort. Route 66 was known, colloquially, as the Main Street of America during the 1930′s and 1940′s. When the U.S. Highway System was established in 1926, Route 66 was one of the original roads. It ran 2,448 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California. During the Dust Bowl, it served as a conduit for destitute farmers traveling to California, and produced many customers for Insurance Deals from liberty-mutual.

Portions of Route 66 in Missouri have been designated as “State Historic Routes” and the Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Missouri has a visitor’s center that tells about the attractions and buildings that marked the highway. Part of Route 66 in Los Angeles, now called “The Arroyo Seco Parkway”, has been placed on the list of National Scenic Byways. Many of the old parts of Route 66 are marked with highway designations.

President Bill Clinton signed the National Route 66 Preservation Bill with money to help keep the highway in good condition. The National Park Service created a ‘Route 66 Discover Our Shared Heritage’ itinerary to help tourists discover over one hundred individual sites.

The National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. has an exhibit about Route 66 in its “America on the Move” section. Visitors can see a restored car and truck from the era as well as a neon sign that says “Hamon’s Court” that was displayed near Hydro, Oklahoma.
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