Along New York's Route 20

Along New York's Route 20

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Few roads can match Route 20's beauty, history, or contribution to New York's vitality. In 1926, Route 20 became a federal highway and evolved into New York's foremost east-west road. But unlike most early highways, it has survived almost completely intact. The story of Route 20 is told through more than 200 vintage postcards showing scenes from the Shaker communities in Columbia County to the Lake Erie Shore. The postcards show the personality of the road: main streets, the Finger Lakes, and scenic vistas. Not to be forgotten are the tourist courts, hotels, diners, and gas stations that made travel possible.While it is true that certain sections of the original highway have been realigned and widened to four lanes, and some towns ... The route was determined by following travel guides and road maps from the 1920s to the 1940s as accurately asanbsp;...

Title:Along New York's Route 20
Author:Michael J. Till
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2011


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