by WESTGARD, A.L.
(AUTOMOBILE - HIGHWAY PLANNING) WESTGARD, A.L. TALES OF A PATHFINDER. New York: Westgard, (1920). 8vo. Cloth spine, printed boards. Frontispiece photographic portrait, 213, (19) pages. First and only edition.(Bliss, # 35). Anton Westgard was called "the Pathfinder," and was a highway pioneer and photographer. He was appointed by the Federal Highway Administration Director Logan Page to research appropriate locations for the first transcontinental highways. Westgard's 1911 cross-country field survey via automobile ultimately led to what would become the Lincoln Highway. He also mapped the National Park to Park Highway for the Automobile Association of America in 1920. This is Westgard's assessment of his work on highway planning across the country with many photographs in text. Chapter headings include: "The Trundle Wheel," "A Modern Noah's Ark," "Yuma Border," "At the Grand Canyon," "Sniping Gringoes," etc. Last 19 pages are automobile related advertisements. Very good. (Inventory #: 40076)