Automobile Club of Michigan, "Know Michigan Better, Stay Longer," Sign, 1950-1960

Summary

The first automobile clubs were established to organize motoring tours and lobby for better roads. In time, their missions expanded to include other services. The Automobile Club of Michigan, founded in 1916, promoted tourism in the Great Lakes State by distributing maps, and by publishing guides to many of the state's restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.

The first automobile clubs were established to organize motoring tours and lobby for better roads. In time, their missions expanded to include other services. The Automobile Club of Michigan, founded in 1916, promoted tourism in the Great Lakes State by distributing maps, and by publishing guides to many of the state's restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.

Artifact

Information sign

Date Made

1950-1960

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.4.3772

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Enamel (Fused coating)

Color

Blue
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height : 4.25 in

Width: 24.75 in

Inscriptions

Printed front: AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF MICHIGAN / AAA / (logo) / KNOW MICHIGAN BETTER / "STAY LONGER"

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