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General and Travel

Creighton, Jeff, Bridges of Spokane, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2013. (Photographic collection in the Images format depicting the "City of Bridges.") (listed 01/26/2015)

Routes

Beal, Richard A., Highway 17: The Road to Santa Cruz, 2nd edition, The Pacific Group, 1991. (A well-illustrated history of State Highway 17 from San Jose to Santa Cruz, California.) (listed 03/19/2015)

Dakelman, Mitchell E., and Schorr, Neal A., The Pennsylvania Turnpike, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2004. (Heavily illustrated history of the turnpike in the Images of America format.) (listed 03/19/2015)

Flood, Chuck, Washington's Sunset Highway, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2014. (Photographs depict the Sunset Highway, part of U.S. 10, in pre-freeway days.) (listed 01/26/2015)

Flood, Chuck, Washington's Highway 99, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2013. (Collection of photographs and postcards depict U.S. 99 in the Images format.) (listed 01/26/2015)

Jensen, Jeff, Drive the Broadway of America: Your Travel Guide to the U.S. 80 and Bankhead Highways Across the American Southwest, bygonebyways.com, 2nd edition, 2013. (Jensen provides a detailed guide, with maps and illustrations, for travel through the Southwest on the Bankhead Highway, once a transcontinental highway, and its 1920s successor, U.S. 80.) (listed 03/19/2015)

Lapolla, Michael, and Suszka, Thomas A., The New Jersey Turnpike, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2005. (Heavily illustrated history of the turnpike in the Images of America format.) (listed 03/19/2015)

Smith, Dan L., The Bankhead Highway in Texas, Bankhead Highway Publishing, 2013. (Provides a history of the Bankhead Highway, a transcontinental route (Washington, DC, to San Diego, CA) named after Senator John H. Bankhead (AL), known in his time as the "Father of Good Roads" because of his role in creating the Federal-aid highway program in 1916. The book's focus is on the route in Texas, with illustrations and maps.) (listed 03/19/2015)

National Road/U.S. 40

Carvell, Clarence, The National Road . . . A Photographic Journey, Heritage Special Edition, American Literary Press, 2007. (Black and white photographs of the National Road today, including Maryland's "Bank Road" extension between Cumberland and Baltimore.) (listed 12/15/14)

Sky, Theodore, The National Road and the Difficult Path to Sustain National Investment, University of Delaware Press, 2011. (A history of the National Road, its contribution to the history of the country, its decline in the second half of the 19th century and its revival in the 20th century as part of U.S. 40.) (listed 12/15/14)

Vivian, Cassandra, The National Road in Pennsylvania, Arcadia Publishing, 2003 (Historic photos of the National Road in Arcadia's "Images of America" series.) (listed 12/15/14)

U.S. Route 66

Kelly, Susan Croce, Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. (Kelly, coauthor with Quinta Scott of the excellent, Route 66: The Highway and Its People, tells the story of Oklahoma highway official Cyrus Avery, who literally helped put Route 66 on the map of U.S. highway system in 1926 and found the perfect number for it.) (listed 12/15/14)

Updated: 03/19/2015
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