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๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐‘๐จ๐š๐ ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ


Comes with a set of magnets
Magnetic USA track map

As we try to move closer to a post Covid world the need or want to travel is on the rise. ๐’๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž. ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ. One of the tried and true ways to get out and experience life has always been to hit the open road. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ Itโ€™s like a warm hug from an old friend. Even the thought of holding that piece of Americana conjures up memories of a not so distant time when things were a little simpler. A nostalgic glimps into the past when anything seemed possible. So In honor of the great American road trip ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ - โ€œThe Official Automobile Blue Book,โ€ was printed. Less than a map book it more contained generalized directions and distances between towns and landmarks.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘ - 2 friends and a dog named Bud took off from San Francisco and in a mere 63 days ended up in New York. And just like that the great American Road trip was invented.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ - Rand McNally came out with their first road map โ€œNew Automobile Road Map of New York City & Vicinity.โ€

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ - Michelin seeing the need for a better bigger map, produced its first USA road map

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ - Gulf oil opened the first drive-in gas station in Pittsburgh and gave all its customers the first free road map.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ - with more cars on the road Congress passed The Federal Highway Act. Laying out state highways, federal funding and a country wide number system.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” - the first map depicting Route 66 was printed by the Bureau of Public Roads.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ - an estimated 70 million free maps were handed out annually

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“ - The end of WWII marked a change in road map style. The beautiful artistic maps of the 20โ€™s and 30โ€™s gave way to the tourist centered maps of the post war era.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’ an estimated 200 million maps were being annually given out . Over doubling in 30 years

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘ - map production fell to a little over 7 million. A huge decrease since the 10 years prior. With less people driving, an oil crises and rising gas costs all but 1 service station stopped giving free paper maps.

๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ - Exxon mobile hands out the very last free gas station road map. Officially ending an era.

Lucky for us the chamber of commerce and visitor centers still produce and handout free road maps. ๐’๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐›๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ค ๐จ๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง ๐‘๐จ๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ.

As always #mapon everyone.

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