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This May Be The Holy Grail Of Wisconsin Maps

  My research into the history of Wisconsin’s highway system has led me to building a collection of maps, some originals, some copies.  Among them are official highway maps from the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s as well copies of … Continue reading

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Scarborough’s Tour Book, 1917

Early motorists faced many challenges – awful roads, angry farmers who detested their presence, mechanical breakdowns, a dearth of filling stations, etc. – but one of the biggest challenges was just finding one’s way.  Until 1917 there were no official, … Continue reading

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Playing by the Old Rules

Several weeks ago when I scored a 1925 Wisconsin highway map on ebay I thought I had struck gold.  It was in very good condition and came packaged in the folder that Gimbel’s Department Store of Milwaukee prepared as a … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Wisconsin Road Maps

I’m a maphead.  I became interested in old maps when I was researching older, historic alignments of U.S. Highway 51 through Wisconsin in my (successful) attempt to plot a modern day road trip on those old alignments.  The oldest such … Continue reading

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