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After Ike: On the Trail of the Century - Old Journey that Changed America

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On a sunny July morning in 1919, some 300 military personnel and 81 heavy vehicles assembled on the south side of the White House in Washington DC. The convoy was about to embark on a historic trip over the Lincoln Highway. Their destination was 3,200 miles away in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. There were no maps for the route out west, no service stations, and the ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 22nd 2019 by Dog Ear Publishing
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Jena Henry
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I know some of you don’t care for non-fiction. But how about a vivid book that shows you what it was like to drive across America 100 years ago and what it would be like to do it today? Happy trails do await you with this book, subtitled “On the trail of the century-old journey that changed America.”

Near the White House is an obelisk that marks the starting point of the first transcontinental Convoy over the Lincoln Highway, July 7, 1919. Eight-one military vehicles left to drive more than
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Pop Bop
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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An Engaging Historical Travelogue

If you're going to be stuck in a car for the duration of a pokey cross-country auto trip you want to be sure your traveling companion is amiable company. I am happy to report that our author here, Michael Owen, is most congenial, interesting and well balanced. We learn a good deal about the Lincoln Highway and America just after World War I, and there's not even a hint of any marital problems, mommy issues, or existential angst. We don't eat, pray, or love, and
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James Sevier
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a good book about how the historic convoy of 1919 traveled through the challenging landscape of America. I had fun googling the landmarks the author mentioned. I have personally travelled to many locations which brought back many memories.
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