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The Lincoln Highway:  Pennsylvania Traveler's Guide (2nd Edition)
by Brian Butko (2002)

We all know about the nostalgia and history of Route 66, but no one ever focuses on the Lincoln Highway.  I have a copy of the 1996 version and would recommend this new edition to anyone.  Also, in this edition, Webmaster Jeff Kitsko is mentioned on page 31 with the US 1 page's address and a quote from the page.


Greetings From The Lincoln Highway:  America's First Coast-to-Coast Road cover

Greetings From The Lincoln Highway:  America's First Coast-to-Coast Road
by Brian Butko (2019)

Brian extends his coverage of the Lincoln Highway to encompass the entire route from New York to San Francisco.  Meet the people who live along the route as well as see sights that made the trip along the route a unique experience.  Webmaster Jeff Kitsko happens to be mentioned on the Acknowledgements page.  Thank you, Brian.


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The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate
by Michael Wallis and Michael S. Williamson (Photographer) (2011)

The author of Route 66:  The Mother Road and one of the stars of Cars, extends his knowledge of historic routes to the Lincoln Highway.  Visit some of the towns and offbeat places along the Lincoln for a trip down memory lane.


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Along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway
by Richard W. Funk (2006)

Visually experience a trip through time and across the Lincoln Highway, signed as or paralleling US 1 and US 30, across the state from the hilly and mountainous west to the flat terrain and urbanized areas of the east.


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A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway
by Rick Sebak (2009)

Rick is perhaps best known in the Pittsburgh area for his documentaries about various aspects of Western Pennsylvania.  Now he hits the road to tell stories from it from coast-to-coast.


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The Great American Road Trip:  US 1 Maine to Florida
by Peter Genovese (1999)

The forerunner of Interstate 95 can not match others in the combination of history, culture, scenery, roadside attractions, variety, and vitality along its 2,450 miles.  The FBI, Bronx Zoo, and Independence Hall are just some notable sights that can be found along US 1.


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U.S. Route 1:  Rediscovering The New World
by Mark A. Marchand (2018)

While other US routes such as 66 get the bulk of attention, US 1 has steadfast served the Eastern Seaboard even after Interstate 95 took the majority of its traffic.  From colonial times to modern times, it has been a major artery from Key West, Florida to Fort Kent, Maine.


Pennsylvania's Scenic Route 6:  A Guide to Historic Sites, Towns and Natural Lands cover

Pennsylvania's Scenic Route 6:  A Guide to Historic Sites, Towns and Natural Lands
by John G. Hope (2002)

US 6 traverses the northern tier of Pennsylvania, and at one time the United States from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Long Beach, California.


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Route 6 in Pennsylvania
by Kevin J. Patrick, Elizabeth Mercer Roseman, and Curtis C. Roseman (2017)

Take a visual journey down through the northern teir of Pennsylvania from Ohio to New York state.


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America's First Interstate:  The National Road, 1806-1853
by Roger Pickenpaugh (2020)

Trace the history and growth of the country via a trip on the first Federally funded highway, that united a new country.


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Images of America:  The National Road in Pennsylvania
by Cassandra Vivian (2003)

From its early life as an Indian trail, to its current incarnation as US 40, explore the history of this western Pennsylvania highway via pictures.


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The Road Taken:  A Journey in Time Down Pennsylvania Route 45
by Joan Morse Gordon (2001)

Take a ride down one of the most unique, and at one time longest, state route.  Learn not only a little about the events that happened along the alignment, but also in the Commonwealth's history.


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Drive I-95:  Exit by Exit Info, Maps, History and Trivia
by Stan Posner and Sandra Phillips-Posner (2013)

Maps and exit information to help navigate the longest north-south Interstate on the Atlantic Coast.


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Next Exit Interstate 95
by Jim Kitty (2017)

A good companion for the information that I provide through the exit guides and the history pages.


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Images of America:  The Pennsylvania Turnpike
by Mitchell E. Dakelman and Neal A. Schorr (2004)

Another in the "Images of America" series to debut, this time focusing on the first long-distance limited access expressway in the United States.  Filled with pictures from construction to modern day, it illustrates the history of the Turnpike.


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The Glory Years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike
by Mitchell E. Dakelman and Neal A. Schorr (2016)

A very detailed pictoral history of the first superhighway in the United States and a copy of which is in the Pennsylvania Highways Library.


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Pennsylvania's Historic Bridges
by Fred J. Moll (2007)

Being that Pennsylvania has many rivers and streams flowing through it, it is no surprise that there are many bridges within the state boundary.


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The Bridges of Pittsburgh
by Bob Regan and Tim Fabian (2006)

Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice, Italy, so it is no surprise that it is called the "City of Bridges."  Whether you cross them everyday, or are just interested in bridges, this book is something to check out.  Not only are bridges covered, but also the tunnels in the area.  Included are driving, walking, biking, and boating tours of the city so you can see as many bridges as possible.


Images of America:  Pittsburgh's Bridges

Images of America:  Pittsburgh's Bridges
by Todd Wilson, PE and Helen Wilson (2015)

Bridges not only provide a means for crossing a river or stream, but can reflect the times through their architecture.  This book details some of the bridges that have stood and are currently standing in the Pittsburgh area.


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Engineering Pittsburgh:  A History of Roads, Rails, Canals, Bridges and More
by Asce Pittsburgh Section (2018)

Delve into the history of Pittsburgh infrastructure which helped it become the "Steel City" and link it to the rest of the world.


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Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania
by Thomas White and Tony Lavorgne (2015)

Explore such roads as Blue Mist Road outside Pittsburgh or Shades of Death Road in Washington County and the lore and the backstory of how they became a haunted road.


Divided Highways:  Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life cover

Divided Highways:  Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
by Tom Lewis (2013)

For anyone who wants to know the real story behind the glorious superhighways of the United States.


The Big Roads:  The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways cover

The Big Roads:  The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
by Earl Swift (2011)

History and evolution of the road system of the United States from narrow, dirt paths to today's wide, concrete expressways, and focuses on the changes brought about by the Interstate System for good and bad.  Webmaster Jeff Kitsko wrote a review of this publication for the Blog


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The Next Exit
by Mark T. Watson (2020)

A comprehensive guide to all of the exits of practically every Interstate in the country and also coverage of some Canadian freeways.  An ideal companion to the exit guides featured on this site.


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Backroads of Pennsylvania:  Your Guide to Pennsylvania's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures
by Marcus Schneck (2003)

If you like taking a trip off the beaten path, then this is the book for you.  It will guide you on the backroads and help you find those hidden gems of the Commonwealth.


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Moon Handbooks:  Pennsylvania
by Anna Dubrovsky (2014)

This book offers a comprehensive look at the people, places, history, and culture, of the Commonwealth while giving tips on lodging, dining, and things to see and do while here.


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Moon Handbooks:  Pittsburgh
by Emily King (2018)

A perfect guide for anyone who lives in or might be traveling to the "City of Champions."  Details everything from the history of the city to where to find that new nightspot.


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Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
by DK Eyewitness (2017)

The most colorful and comprehensive tourist guides on the market releases another in a series of excellent travel guides that shows every aspect of "The City of Brotherly Love" and the Dutch Country.  From the Liberty Bell to the battlefield at Valley Forge, you will find all the information you need for an enjoyable trip to Philadelphia.


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Not For Tourists Guide to Philadelphia
by Not For Tourists (2014)

Get the inside scoop on Philadelphia in a conveniently sized book that can be carried or fit in any handbag.  Featuring clear, easy-to-read maps, listings for services, restaurants, shops, schools, sports and entertainment venues, transportation, parks, and other amenities can be found quickly.


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Pennsylvania Curiosities
by Clark DeLeon (2013)

Wondering where the Slinky to the Zippo lighter were created, or trying to figure out how to pronounce a word in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh?  Take this book along on your trip, and not only will you discover some interesting sights, but you'll learn some interesting facts.  Some of the Features are mentioned in the book.


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William Penn:  A Life
by Andrew R. Murphy (2018)

Excellent history of the man who founded the Commonwealth from his standing as a Quaker to his desire to worship freely.  Some things in this book may surprise you, if you thought you knew all about the man who created the state.


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Pittsburgh Then and Now
by Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (2016)

A history book detailing the changes that have taken place over the years to the "Steel City."  Some nice shots of what things looked like before the expressways came.


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Philadelphia Then and Now
by Ed Mauger (2015)

A history book with many pictures across the long and varied history of the city.


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Hitting the Road:  The Art of the American Road Map
by Douglas A. Yorke, Jr. and John Margolies (1996)

Everyone has used one at one time or another.  You can even purchase them at this site, but do you really know the history of the road map?  Trace their history from when the automobile was in its infancy, through the construction of the Interstate System which created a boom in their production, to their demise during the 1970s Oil Crisis.


American Journey:  A Treasury of Rand McNally Road Atlas Covers, 1924-2019 cover

American Journey:  A Treasury of Rand McNally Road Atlas Covers, 1924-2019
by Rand McNally (2018)

Published to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the iconic Road Atlas, this book takes readers through the history of cars, roads, and culture of the past century through the covers of the atlases. Many of the atlases that are shown in the book can be found in the Pennsylvania Highways Archives.