The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate

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Norton, Jul 1, 2007 - Fiction - 293 pages
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It began in 1913 with a glorious new highway—stretching across 3,389 miles and 13 states—that connected the bright lights of Broadway with the foggy shores of San Francisco. It was a magnificent and meandering road that enticed millions of newly motoring Americans to hop into their Model Ts and explore the fading frontier. The Lincoln Highway. It was the road of Gettysburg, Pretty Boy Floyd, Notre Dame, the Great Salt Lake, and the Gold Rush Trail. Once a symbol of limitless potential, it is now undergoing (as Route 66 did twenty years ago) a miraculous revival. With hundreds of new and rare photographs provided by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Michael S. Williamson, this ode to a bygone era guides us across the true spine of the country, exploring vintage diners, Art Deco buildings, and funky roadside attractions, all waiting to be discovered.

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Review: The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate

User Review  - John Orman - Goodreads

Attractions on the Lincoln Highway are grouped by state, with somewhat sparse descriptions. I especially paid attention to the attractions around Joliet/Plainfield, IL, where the Lincoln crosses two ... Read full review

Review: The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

Great book that has good information on another famous American road, which covers a truly good slice of Americana, from coast to coast. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Washington Post" photographer Michael S. Williamson was born and raised in Washington, D.C. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Williamson has covered a variety of global events over the last thirty years, including the wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, the Philippine revolution, strife in the Middle East, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Africa and the Balkans. At the Post, Williamson works as both a photographer and a photo editor. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his daughters, Sophia and Valerie.

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