and the 1932 guide has nothing. I'm guessing that the 1928 guide replaces this with "US ROUTE 66" further west and maybe something else somewhere else. The 1932 guide actually includes US-66 in its title.
In a conversation with roadmaven over the weekend, I mentioned that western folks tend to associate the NOTR with US-66 and eastern folks tend to associate it with US-40. Apparently that change occurs somewhere between Cincinnati and Indianapolis since this forum has a "National Old Trails Road / Santa Fe Trail / U.S. 66" sub-forum
Right...I associate the National Old Trails with Route 66 and with the Automobile Club of Southern California. I have the perception that the ACSC did everything possible to divert traffic off other transcontinentals to the NOTR, no doubt because it fed into LA.
I bought the other day on Ebay a CD with all the 1917 or so ACSC strip maps of the NOTR. (I have some in my collection but hardly the whole set.) Interestingly they show the sites of road signs put up by the auto club.
The ACSC, which published the 1928 NOTR guide, was kind of slow to change their maps to show the US numbered roads. I’m guessing that with several hundred strip maps to update, they had their hands full. You are correct that they show Route 66 further west. They also show the two routes in AZ/ NM we discussed months ago.
Does the 1925 show road conditions? The 1928 does, but I didn’t include them in my sample scans. I’ll add them later.
I think I have a Hobbs for the NOTR as well. Would some of that be of interest? Hobbs, as you know, gave road surface info and recommendations for hotels and garages, but was weak on maps.
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