Map Map of the Lone Star Route. Map of the Lone Star Route: Showing Every City, Town, Village and Hamlet Throughout its Entire Length

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Title

  • Map of the Lone Star Route.

Other Title

  • Map of the Lone Star Route: Showing Every City, Town, Village and Hamlet Throughout its Entire Length

Summary

  • The National Highways Association (NHA) was established in 1911 to promote the development of an improved national road network in the United States. Under the slogan "Good roads for everyone!" the NHA advocated the building and permanent maintenance by the federal government of a system of 50,000 miles (some 80,500 kilometers) of highways. This map, issued by the NHA in 1922, shows the proposed Lone Star Route from Chicago, Illinois, to Brownsville, Texas, through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. To increase the commercial and political appeal of the highway, the map purportedly shows "every city, town, village and hamlet throughout its entire length." Besides issuing brochures and circulars aimed at convincing citizens of the need for a national road system, the NHA was a prolific producer of maps. Cartographic work was done at an office in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, where approximately 40 people were employed on the property of Charles Henry Davis (1865--1951), president and cofounder of the NHA. Davis believed that these maps would be helpful to a national highways commission that he hoped would be established and that they would assist the states in integrating their roads into a national system. Congress never embraced the plan put forward by the NHA, but the organization and its maps helped to promote the cause of a national road network.

Names

  • Lone Star Route Association Contributor.
  • Mulford, John C. Cartographer.
  • National Highways Association Creator.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : National Highways Association, 1922-08.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--Arkansas
  • -  United States of America--Illinois
  • -  United States of America--Louisiana
  • -  United States of America--Missouri
  • -  United States of America--Texas
  • -  1922
  • -  Highway planning
  • -  Roads

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Scale 1:3,400,000"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : color ; 67 x 17 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • American Geographical Society Library Digital Map Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668505

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Lone Star Route Association Contributor, John C. Cartographer Mulford, and National Highways Association Creator. Map of the Lone Star Route. Washington, D.C.: National Highways Association, -08, 1922. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668505/.

APA citation style:

Lone Star Route Association Contributor, Mulford, J. C. C. & National Highways Association Creator. (1922) Map of the Lone Star Route. Washington, D.C.: National Highways Association, -08. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668505/.

MLA citation style:

Lone Star Route Association Contributor, John C. Cartographer Mulford, and National Highways Association Creator. Map of the Lone Star Route. Washington, D.C.: National Highways Association, -08, 1922. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668505/>.