"Auto Camp Guide for Transcontinental Travel," 1928

Summary

Improving cars and improving highways encouraged Americans to start taking road trips in the 1920s. Thrifty travelers either slept in their cars or pitched tents along the roadside. "Auto camps" were established to cater to these tourists' needs. This guide, published by the Automobile Club of Southern California, lists locations and amenities for auto camps throughout the country.

Improving cars and improving highways encouraged Americans to start taking road trips in the 1920s. Thrifty travelers either slept in their cars or pitched tents along the roadside. "Auto camps" were established to cater to these tourists' needs. This guide, published by the Automobile Club of Southern California, lists locations and amenities for auto camps throughout the country.

Artifact

Guidebook

Date Made

1928

Subject Date

1928

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.135.1797

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.25 in

Width: 4 in

Inscriptions

Front cover reads: Auto Camp / GUIDE / FOR / Transcontinental Travel / EDITION OF 1928 / Compiled by the / OUTING BUREAU / ... / Automobile Club of / Southern California

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