This past week I’ve started sharing.

It turns out I have some pretty unique information.   There is very little information online about the Union Pacific Hwy and I have a guide book to it from 1922.  I have a Utah map and an Arizona map that shows the named highways thru the states and I have the TIB guide to Colorado and the Pacific.  I’ve not seen any of these on the web so I’ve let different online groups (including facebook road groups) know of their existence.  I’ve gotten good feedback from sharing.   I’ve been so excited about the help people have given me that it’s my time to let people know what I’ve found.  That doesn’t just include what I have but also what I’ve found – like a Magnolia Route map (I’m still trying to get permission to use it but I posted a link to where I found it on some of the groups).

As for updates to this site, I have added more pictures this past week as I’ve found them and gotten permission to use them.  I still have several outstanding “can I use this” requests.  Some say it will take weeks before they get back with me.  The 3 I’m really waiting on are

  • an old picture of the Purvis Mississippi courthouse and jail, where granddad spent the night
  • a picture of the Verne Bartholomew dance house in Filmore Utah where granddad camped beside
  • the Magnolia Route map

There are other requests out there but the 3 above are the 3 I’ve only found one picture of so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

You probably won’t hear anything from me for 2 weeks and the web site will only get minor changes during that time as I’m heading to Portugal and Barcelona for 10 days.  My eldest daughter lives in Barcelona and I have to go visit.  We always take a side trip when I visit and this trips is to Lisbon.

After I return I’ll definitely be working on the website again and in July we (my sisters and I) are meeting with the Model T Club in Boone NC for their Annual Tour.  I hope to get some more Model T information from them to add to the site.

Until I return – enjoy your summer.


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