Archive for December, 2017

History of highway and railroad across Wyoming plus early Airstream history

100 Years on the Lincoln Highway, a Wyoming PBS video on YouTube (57 Minutes) — see what was and how it was built and how it grew: good scenery and a lot of insight into transcontinental automobile travel. It is about the roots of the RV experience.

Published on Jun 1, 2017: Before the Interstate Highway System, before famed Route 66, before highways were even numbered, there was one road that started it all, one road that changed America forever: The Lincoln Highway. “100 Years on the Lincoln Highway” is the story of the first coast to coast automobile road in the United States and its impact on Wyoming.

The focus is on Wyoming, of course. A sister video is End of Track (1 hour) and is about the “Transcontinental Railroad’s construction march across southern Wyoming and the growing pains of a state in its infancy.” The railroad preceded highways by 50 years and built many towns across the great plains.

Another bit of history is about the Airstream Clipper article and the 1930’s RV experience.
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/12/22/what-the-airstream-clipper-wasnt/

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