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General American Road Topics / Kansas State Highway maps
« on: June 03, 2016, 08:56:51 PM »
Kansas DOT general highway and transportation map for Kansas counties.

El Camino Real in California / ECR — La Jolla to Del Mar
« on: July 02, 2015, 02:13:50 PM »
The actual route of El Camino Real as defined by the El Camino Real Association in the first decade of the 20th century is a bit hard to pin down. Mrs. Harrie Forbes (creator of the ECR bells) in her book California Missions and Landmarks: El Camino Real says that the ECR went through Rose Canyon, not around through Pacific Beach and La Jolla. However, all auto club route books and strip maps show this coast route path as the main traveled road. This thread examines the maps and possible route of the ECR and the early coast route, circa 1900-1920.

National Old Trails Road / Williams to Kingman, Arizona
« on: May 07, 2014, 06:44:44 PM »
This discussion will be on the NOTR alignments between Williams, Arizona and Kingman to the west.

General American Road Topics / Arizona historic county road maps
« on: January 19, 2014, 07:31:55 PM »
Arizona historic county road maps. Most are the 1937 Arizona General Highway and Transportation maps.

General American Road Topics / Oklahoma 1936 state transportation maps
« on: January 19, 2014, 07:18:35 PM »
Oklahoma 1936 General Highway and Transportation maps by county:

El Camino Real in California / 1911 source for towns and ECR branches
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:48:54 AM »
I found a Google books source listing towns on the route of ECR, as well as branches that went to outlying missions, assistencias and estancias.


Here's the relevant text from pages 361-362:


   The famous road called El Camino Real, or "The King's Highway," which connected the twenty-one Franciscan Missions in California, has been the subject of song and story for many a year. For a long time the old highway fell into disuse in places and for considerable stretches along the seven hundred miles of its length between San Diego and Sonoma. Lately, however, an association of patriotic men and women has done much to restore the road. The ancient trail has been at last restored and the whole distance practically marked by wayside bells hung from iron posts. The route taken by El Camino Real is as follows:
   Beginning at the Mission of San Diego and the old town of San Diego, the road of the padres passes through Morena, Atwood, Ladrillo, Sorrento, Delmar, Encinitas, Merl, Lacosta, Carlsbad, South Onofre, San Juan, Mission San Juan Capistrano (via south road), thence along the old Capistrano road to Myford-Irving to Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton and La Habra to Whittier, East Whittier, San Gabriel, Alhambra, Los Angeles, Hollywood, through Cahuenga Pass to Calabasas, Grape Arbor, Newberry Park, Camarillo, Springville, El Rio, Montalvo, Ventura, Mission Buenaventura, El Rincon, Carpinteria, Ortega, Summerland, Miramar, Santa Barbara, Mission Santa Barbara, thence via Hollister Avenue to Goleta, Elwood, Gaviota, Mission Santa Ynez, Lompoc, Mission La Purisima Concepcion, Harris, Santa Maria, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, Pismo, San Luis Hot Sulphur Springs, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Cuesta, Santa Margarita, Dove, Templeton, Paso Robles, Mission San Miguel, Pleyto, Jolon, Mission San Antonio de Padua, Lowes, Soledad, Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, Salinas City, Natividad, Mission San Juan Bautista, Sargent, Gilroy, San Martin, Coyote, San Jose, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, Burlingame, San Bruno (junction), Colma, to San Francisco. Also from San Rafael to Sonoma.
   From San Jose, El Camino Real leads to Mission San Jose; thence to San Leandro, Oakland, through to San Pablo.
   From Salinas City, El Camino Real leads to Monterey and to Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Carmelo de Monterey.
   From Santa Clara, El Camino Real leads to Santa Cruz; from Santa Cruz the "Camino Real de Santa Cruz" leads to Mission San Juan Bautista.
   From Cahuenga Pass, "Camino Real de San Fernando" leads to Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana.
   From Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, "Camino Real de San Bernardino" leads to San Bernardino and the site of the Capilla de San Bernardino.

General American Road Topics / Arkansas State Highway maps
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:27:23 AM »
• The official 1936 Arkansas state highway maps for each county are online:

   Historical County Maps - 1936

• State highway maps of the entire state dating back to 1916 are also online:

   Arkansas State Highways Maps – By Year

General American Road Topics / Arkansas Highways magazine online
« on: May 03, 2013, 10:11:25 AM »
Arkansas Highways, the official monthly magazine of the Arkansas State Highway Department is online:

Early Arkansas Highway Magazines (1924-2010)

Highway 66 / 1936 Texas State Highway Maps for 66
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:15:51 PM »
The following are the sheets for the 1936 Texas state general highway and transportation maps. They were revised in 1939 and 1940. I'll present them east to west along Route 66 from the Oklahoma to the New Mexico line.

These are all very large maps that may take a while to load.

Map legend

1. Wheeler County

2. Gray County

3. Carson County

4. Potter County

5. Oldham County and Deaf Smith County

National Old Trails Road / Arizona County maps along the NOTR
« on: April 30, 2013, 11:48:15 AM »
These are the maps of Arizona counties along the National Old Trails Road from Apache County west to Mohave County. Some counties have more than one map.

The files are rather large, and may take a while to load. You can also just right-click the link and download them.

Apache County 1918 (north sheet)

Navajo County 1918, detail (north sheet: whole map)

Coconino County 1921, detail (whole map)

Yavapai County 1920, detail (whole map)
Yavapai County 1920 bond issue map of highways to be constructed, detail (whole map)

Mohave County 1913
Mohave County 1917
Mohave County 1917 road map (this is the best one)

Highway 66 / 1937 Arizona State Highway Maps for 66
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:46:58 PM »
The following are the sheets for the 1937 Arizona state general highway and transportation maps. I'll present them east to west along Route 66 from the New Mexico to the California line. There are often separate map sheets showing the smaller towns, and I'll include the ones that show Route 66 towns.

These are all very large maps that may take a while to load.

Map legend

1. Apache County map 4.
2. Apache County map 5.
Apache County towns, including Lupton, Navajo, and Sanders.
3. Navajo County map 5.
Navajo County towns including Winslow, Holbrook, and Joseph City.
4. Coconino County map 12.
5. Coconino County map 11.
6. Coconino County map 10.
7. Yavapai County map 1.
Yavapai County towns including Seligman and Ashfork.
8. Coconino County map 8.
9. Mohave County map 8.
10. Mohave County map 9.
11. Mohave County map 10.
12. Mohave County map 11.
Mohave County towns including Peach Springs, Kingman, Goldroad, and Oatman.

Auto trail associations in the Official Good Roads Year Book

Note: National, state and local good roads associations are not listed. These are only specific highway associations.


National Old Trails Road Association
Officers.—J. M. Lowe, president, Kansas City, Missouri; Harvey M. Shields, general vice-president, Dawson, New Mexico; Colonel Walter Williams, advisory vice-president, Columbia, Missouri; E. S. Ralph, Treasurer, Springfield, Ohio; Frank A. Davis, secretary, Kansas City, Missouri.

Headquarters.—222 Midland Building, Kansas City, Missouri.

Purpose.—To aid and encourage the building of roads particularly national highways and especially the Old Trails road leading from Washington, D. C, to the Pacific Ocean.

Southern National Highway
Officers.—Colonel Dell M. Potter of Clifton, Arizona, president; Colonel Bennehan Cameron of Stagville, North Carolina, general vice-president; Mr. D. R. Ellis of Clifton, Arizona, secretary; and Mr. F. W. Jackson of San Diego, California, treasurer. The vicepresidents for the various States are as follows: Alabama, Mr. W. S. Kellar of Montgomery; South Carolina, Mr. F. H. Hyatt of Columbia; North Carolina, Dr. C. P. Ambler of Asheville; Virginia, Mr. Preston Belvin of Richmond; Kentucky, Mr. James Maret of Mt. Vernon; Tennessee, Cyrus Kehr of Knoxville; Arizona, Mr. Patrick Rose of Globe; and California, Mr. A. S. Spalding of San Diego.

Headquarters.—Clifton, Arizona.

Purpose.—The purpose of the Association is to establish a transcontinental highway from Washington, D. C, to San Diego, California, by a route sufficiently far south to avoid the snows of the Rocky Mountains.

Capital Highway Association
Officers.—Leonard Tufts, president, Pinehurst, N. C; Allen Potts, vice-president of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; George W. Watts, vice-president of North Carolina, Durham, N. C; Dr. E. M. Whaley, vice-president of South Carolina, Columbia, S. C; W. E. Bush, vice-president of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia; Edwin W. Robertson, treasurer, Columbia, S. C; John R. McQueen, secretary, Pinehurst, N. C.

Purposes.—The object of the Association is to interest the people to build a road from Richmond, Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia, via Raleigh and Columbia and probably passing through Petersburg, Emporia, Henderson and Raleigh, or possibly via Clarksville, Oxford and Durham, from Raleigh the road will probably go via Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Rockingham, Cheraw, Darlington, Hartsville and Camden to Columbia. From thence to Atlanta via Augusta. The road will be approximately 700 miles long and of this 700 miles the Association has interested the people to build approximately 600 miles so far. The road from Fayetteville to Atlanta has all been built and for the most part has been fairly well maintained.

Quebec-Miami International Highway Association
Officers.—Howard D. Hadley, president, Plattsburgh, New York; George A. Simard, vice-president, care Franco-American Chemical Company, Montreal, P. Q.; N. M. Parrott, secretary, 763 Calvert Building, Baltimore, Md.

Board of directors are as follows: George A. Simard, Montreal, representing Quebec; Howard D. Hadley, Plattsburgh, representing New York State; Isaac Simonin, Germantown, representing Pennsylvania; Fred F. Smith, Bridgeton, representing New Jersey; Gen. T. Coleman du Pont, Wilmington, representing Delaware; Charles H. Dickey, Baltimore, representing Maryland; Leslie T. McCleary, Willaid Hotel, Washington, representing District of Columbia; Preston Belvin, Sr., Richmond, representing Virginia; Col. Bennehan Cameron, Stagville, representing North Carolina; E. J. Watson, Columbia, representing South Carolina; Joseph F. Gray, Savannah, representing Georgia; E. B. Douglass, Miami, representing Florida.

Headquarters.—Plattsburgh, New York (president's office); 763 Calvert Building, Baltimore, Maryland (secretary's office).

Purposes.—To bring about the building of a fine modern highway between Quebec, Canada and Miami, Florida, U. S. A.
To strive for wise, equitable and uniform road legislation in the States through which the "International Highway" is to run.
To advocate the correlation of all road construction so that the important roads of each Province, State and county shall connect with those adjoining, and the important roads of each nation may connect with those of adjoining nations.
To strive for the utilization of convict labor on highways, where that course is consistent with local policy, so as to involve the least possible competition with free labor, the utmost public benefit and a healthy moral and physical development of the convict.
To promote intercourse, peace, trade and friendly relations between Canada and the United States.

The New Santa Fe Trail
Officers.—R. H. Faxon, president, editor The Evening Telegram, president Kansas Development Association, chairman Kansas State conservation commission, Garden City, Kansas; J. R. Moorehead, vice-president Missouri Grand Division, Lexington, Missouri; O. M. Wilhite, vice-president Eastern Kansas Grand Division, Emporia, Kansas; E. E. Frizell, vice-president Western Kansas Grand Division, Mayor, Lamed, Kansas; R. H. Higgins, vice-president Colorado Grand Division, Pueblo, Colorado; R. E. Twitchell, vice-president New Mexico Grand Division, East Las Vegas, New Mexico; C. H. Scott, secretary-treasurer, Hutchinson, Kansas; H. H. Taylor, official pilot, Hutchinson, Kansas.

Headquarters.—Office The Evening Telegram, Garden City, Kansas; office The Daily News, Hutchinson, Kansas.

Purposes.—To promote the cause of good roads.
To construct and maintain an interstate highway.
To preserve the history, tradition, and romance of the Old Santa Fe Trail, the first highway of commerce and pioneering in the West.
To bring about wise and useful State roads legislation, as the organization has already done in the State of Kansas.
To project the gospel of, first, federal establishment of transcontinental highways; second, to bring about federal aid, in conjunction and cooperation with the several States.
To bring about definite State supervision of roads; the amendment of State constitutions which at present forbid "work of internal improvement," this organization believing and holding that roadmaking and road supervision are a State function; and to promote as an economical and sociological phase the utilization of convict labor; and to promote the doctrine that the cause of good roads presents the greatest economic, industrial, and social question in the country today.

Omaha-Lincoln-Denver Good Roads Association
Officers.—S. A. Searle, president, Omaha, Nebraska; W. A. Taylor, treasurer, Hastings, Nebraska; G.E. Parisoe, secretary, Minden, Nebraska; A. Barnett, first vice-president, McCook, Nebraska; C. E. Bowlby, second vice-president, Friend, Nebraska.

Santa Fe, Grand Canon, Needles, National Highway Association
Officers.—John R. Whiteside, M.D., president, Kingman, Arizona; E. F. Thompson, secretary, Kingman, Arizona; M. I. Powers, Treasurer, Flagstaff, Arizona. Vice-presidents: J. B. Gill, San Bernardino, California; G. D. Hutchinson, Barstow, California; L. V. Root, Needles, California; Carl G. Krook, Kingman, Arizona; E. S. Clark, Prescott, Arizona; J. S. Amundsen, Williams, Arizona; J. G. Verkamp, Flagstaff, Arizona; Harry Asbury, Winslow, Arizona; W. H. Clark, Holbrook, Arizona; Fred T. Colter, Springerville, Arizona; C. N. Cotton, Gallup, New Mexico; Sylvestre Mirabel, San Rafael, New Mexico.

Arkansas, Rio Grande, Gunnison and Grand River Highway Ass'n (Colorado)
C. R. McLain, president, Canon City.

Lincoln Highway Association of Colorado
Leonard E. Curtis, president, Colorado Springs.

Rocky Mountain Highway Association (Colorado)

River Road Association (Iowa)
J. W. Eichinger, secretary, Des Moines.

Golden Belt Road Association (Kansas)
G. E. Munzenmayer, president, Junction City; B. W. Smith, secretary, Manhattan.

Meridian Road Association (Kansas)
W. W. Watson, president, Salina; John C. Nicholson, secretary, Newton.

Old Santa Fe Trail Association (Kansas)
Frank A. Davis secretary, Herington

The Sunflower Trail (Kansas)
R. M. Anderson, president; Dr. C. B. Kern, secretary, Beloit.

Tri-State Trail Association (Kansas)
H. O. Douglas, president, Oberlin; Charles Sawyer, secretary, Norton.

Michigan Trunk Line Highway Association (Michigan)
George Hartrigh, president, Pinconing, Michigan.

Short Line Route Association (Missouri)
M. H. Hall, president, Tarkio; F. S. Traveis, secretary, Tarkio.

St. Joe-Des Moines Interstate Trail Association
W. A. Hopkins, president, Lamoni, Iowa; Daniel Anderson, secretary, Lamoni, Iowa.

Cannon Ball Trail Association (Missouri)
Jas. R. Bowsher, president, Leon, Iowa; Chas. D. Davis, secretary, Princeton.

St. Joe-Des Moines Ayr Line Association
A. I. Smith, president, Mt. Ayr, Iowa; H. C. Beard, secretary, Mt. Ayr, Iowa.

Sedalia-Springfield Highway Association (Missouri)
W. S. Jackson, president, Warsaw; M. V. Carroll, secretary, Sedalia.

Old Trails Road Association (Missouri)
Walter Williams, president, Columbia; E. H. Mitchell, secretary, Marshall.

Capitol Route State Highway Association (Missouri)
J. H. Bothwell, president, Sedalia; M. V. Carroll, secretary.

North Missouri Cross State Highway Association (Missouri)
George Robertson, president, Mexico; John F. Morton, secretary, Richmond.

Meridian Road Association (Nebraska)
Charles Baugh, secretary, York; R. L. Castile, Secretary, Stromsburg; F. O. Edgecomb, secretary, Geneva; G. W. Phillips, Secretary, Columbus; M. C. Garrett, secretary, Madison; A. Koyen, secretary, Norfolk.

Ocean to Ocean Highway Association (New Mexico)
R. E. Twitchell, vice-president, East Las Vegas.

Charlotte-Wilmington Highway Association (North Carolina)
A. D. Skelding, secretary, Charlotte.

Hutchinson County Meridian Road Club (South Dakota)
A. J. Waltner, secretary, Freeman.

Meridian Road Committee (South Dakota)
Henry S. Morris, chairman, Sisseton.

Memphis-Bristol Highway Association (Tennessee)
George A. Gowan, president, 1201 Woodland Street; C. C. Gilbert, secretary, Stahlman Building, Nashville.

I'm using this thread as a place to link to online and downloadable issues of California Highways and Public Works, the journal of the California Department of Transportation (aka Division of Highways, CalTrans, etc.).

PDF: Click (or right click) to download PDF file.
Online viewing:
Volume I: Index to California Highways and Public Works 1936–1967

Select downloadable individual issues, 1924–1956
Library Archives sitemap of CHPW pdf files.

January 1924 – April 1924
PDF: Click (or right click) to download PDF file: January 1924 | February 1924 | March 1924 | April 1924

May 1924 – October 1927
PDF: Click (or right click) to download PDF file.; August 1926 issue (missing in file and below).
Online viewing:

November 1927 – December 1929
PDF: Click (or right click) to download PDF file.
Online viewing:

Bankhead Highway / Bankhead route in Arkansas
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:33:07 PM »
This thread will be devoted to discussions of the route of the Bankhead Highway through the state of Arkansas. I'll be presenting sources, and working from east to west. I'll post map sections and guide book descriptions, and where relevant, things like aerial photos. Please feel free to post text, suggestions, or images. If you have no server space to link to, you can email me the images (see this page for my email address).


Highway 395 / San Bernardino and the Cajon Pass
« on: December 31, 2011, 02:19:51 PM »
I've posted a series of maps and notes on the US 66 & US 395 section between San Bernardino and Victorville in the Route 66 forum. The discussion mainly focuses on the Cajon Wash and Cajon Pass areas.

San Bernardino and the Cajon Pass.

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