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http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/albright3/contents.htm - "Oh Ranger!" by Frank Taylor and Horace Albright - discusses "sagbrushers" and early park history





Crossing the Great Divide: Transportation in the West - cool links

Photographs of the American West 1861-1912 - a little early for this project but does include some of Westgard's photos

The Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives

The Lincoln Highway

Miscellaneous Highway History articles

Good Roads Everywhere - Charles Henry Davis and the National Highways Association

A Photographic History of Arizona

National Park Service News - 1919-1920

Evolution of Roads Across Southern Wyoming







TO LINK NATIONAL PARKS BY ONE ROAD:Aims of National Park-to-Park Highway Association Approved by Interior Official.

New York Times.  New York, N.Y.:Nov 26, 1916.  p. XX2 (1 pp.)



New York Times.  New York, N.Y.:Sep 4, 1921.  p. 63 (1 pp.)

TWO scenic places in the mountain section of the Midland Trail at the entrance to California from Nevada

have just been named in memory of A.L. Westgard and Amos G. Batchelder, who were associated for so many ...


Twelve major federal playgrounds lassoed by scenic running noose in master road of country Fort Collins Courier Aug 28 1920 pg 2


Longest auto highway in the world is soon to become a realization Fort Collins Courier Jul 17, 1920 pg. 2






Albright, Horace M., and Robert Cahn. 1985. The birth of the National Park Service: the founding years, 1913-33. Institute of the American West books, v. 2. Salt Lake City: Howe Bros.


American Automobile Association. 1920-. Highways green book. Washington, D.C.: American Automobile Association.

1920 edition partially digitized

1921 edition partially digitized

1922 edition   has some great articles


Culpin, Mary Shivers. 1994. The history of the construction of the road system in Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1966. [Denver, Colo.?: U.S. Dept. of the Interior], National Park Service. 


Garrison, Lon. 1980. The Mather-Albright years: national parks come to America! Big Bend National Park, Tex: Big Bend Natural History Asso.


Kaszynski, William. 2000. The American highway: the history and culture of roads in the United States. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.


Mather, Stephen Tyng. 1916. National parks portfolio. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O.


Mather, Stephen T. Progress in the Development of the National Parks. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1916


Mather, Stephen Tyng. 1883. Stephen Tyng Mather papers.


Shankland, Robert. 1951. Steve Mather of the National parks. New York: Knopf.


Soulliè€re, Laura E. 1995. Historic roads in the national park system. Special history study. [Denver, Colo.?]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Denver Service Center.


Schwantes, Carlos A. 2003. Going places: transportation redefines the twentieth-century West. The American West in the twentieth century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.


Sutter, Paul. 2005. Driven wild: how the fight against automobiles launched the modern wilderness movement. Seattle: University of Washington Press.


Taylor, Jesse. 1911. Better roads and streets. Dayton, O.: United Brethren Pub. House, for the Better roads Pub. Co.


Weingroff, Richard F. 2003. The National Old Trails Road. [Washington, D.C.?: Federal Highway Administration.

      Part 2 Available for download here


Title: The open roads of America: 100 years in the making.
Authors: Harris, Stephanie
Source: Roads & Bridges; Jan2006, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p20-21, 2p

Title: Introduction: Transportation and the American West.
Authors: Jackson, Richard H.
Source: Journal of the West; Spring2003, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p6, 2p

Title: The Wilderness Movement and the Historical Development of Vehicle Routes on Federal Public Land.
Authors: Durrant, Jeffrey O.
Source: Journal of the West; Spring2003, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p83, 10p, 1 chart, 1 diagram, 2 maps, 4bw

Title: The Lincoln Highway: The First Transcontinental Highway and the American West.
Authors: Jackson, Richard H.
Jackson, Mark W.
Source: Journal of the West; Spring2003, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p56, 9p, 2 maps, 10bw


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