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Custer Battlefield Hiway (1920s?)

Posted in ephemera, history, how much art can you take?, vanishing America with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Undated travel decal from the Emergence of Advertising collection.
scoured from Google:

“The CBH route originated in Des Moines, passed through Ames to the west, then north and west through Sioux City, and across into Montana, ending at the Glacier National Park in western Montana. “

Image of an astounding map of the route, grabbed from an ebay auction. Feel free to buy it for me! Check out Zazzle.com’s ebay store for tons of incredible images. (uncompensated gushing endorsement- but I would graciously accept this map!) Tell them Bulldog Vintage sent ya.

I would love to convice the family to travel this route on our next vacation. Too bad it’s not the Thirties or I would hitchhike it. I’d love to make a Twenties country music song about this route, an imagined pre-cursor to “Route 66”. Anyone play fiddle and or washboard out there? I’ll sing.

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