US Highway 1 in Virginia
The images in Postcard History Series: US Highway 1 in Virginia are representative of the nearly 200 miles of this historic highway and the communities along and near its path. Most of these pictorial memories are at least 50 years old, back when motorists were well acquainted with hand-pumping filling stations, mom-and-pop diners, and numerous tourist homes and cabins. In 1927, Route 1 became all concrete between Washington, DC, and Richmond. Business flourished until the interstate highway system came into being in the 1950s. There is much history surrounding US 1, often called America's Main Street.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738588186
: Arcadia Publishing
: 12/05/2011
: Virginia
: Postcard History Series
: 233 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Author Tony Kent, a resident of Fredericksburg and author of Arcadia's Then & Now: Fredericksburg, provides the majority of the postcards displayed in Postcard History Series: US Highway 1 in Virginia. Many images also came from the Kent postcard collection at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center.
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