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« on: July 17, 2009, 02:22:05 am »

Brian Butko, author of "Greetings from the Lincoln Highway" has a new book out called "Lincoln Highway Companion".

Though its 192 pages are filled with great full-color photos on quality paper, this is no coffee table decoration designed to give you something to flip through during commercials.

It's the ultimate detailed authority on the current and historical alignments of the Lincoln Highway, conveniently sized to fit in a tank bag or glove box (just over 8x5").

Every mile of the Lincoln Highway is covered with detailed color-coded maps showing the following:
  • Original 1913 alignments
  • Intermediate alignments or sanctioned detours
  • Final Alignments still in use by 1930
  • Modern detours
  • Gone or hard to reach

The map scale varies as needed to show meaningful detail, all the way down to 1 inch per mile.

It bursts with snippets of interesting things to see, lodging and great food along the route - but the maps are the star of the show.  It is obvious that a great deal of research went into this.

The author (with whom I have no affiliation) has put together a short video highlighting the features of the book:

I originally bought it with the intention of putting together the "definitive" route for a Lincoln Highway Coast-to-Coast ride, but now I see there are too many variables and the decisions are just too subjective.  The good news is that it gives me everything I need to choose the route I find most interesting.

I am sure some here will enjoy it as much as I am.  It is in stock at Amazon:


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