Take 66 to the World’s Fair

In 1939, the Highway Travel Service produced this neat map to guide motorists to the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. The map focuses mainly on U.S. 66 – The Will Rogers Highway – and all the great stops along the way.

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Using maps and lists, a Fair-bound traveler could plot out places to eat, stay and visit. Caverns and other cave attractions were big advertisers in this edition of the map. I like to folksy-style of writing used to describe sights along the way.

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In addition, the map has a great line drawing on the Chain of Rocks Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River near St. Louis. Today, the bridge is just for pedestrians.

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