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Old 10-18-11, 04:44 AM
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Historical - 1896 map of CALIFORNIA CYCLING ROADS

very cool link from L.A.ist.com www.laist.com website to a turn of the century map showing bicycle roads in California

enjoy!



there's three more images at the link...

1896 california bike map
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Old 10-18-11, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for sharing that! I want a large poster of this for my crappy little workshop
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Thanks for sharing that! I want a large poster of this for my crappy little workshop
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And way way way cool Bek!
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very nice!
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cool inclusion, thanks!
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You can download a full size, high rez copy from the big map blog with this link:

https://www.bigmapblog.com/maps/map03...osYBPMrkqo.jpg

It's an 18 meg file.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
You can download a full size, high rez copy from the big map blog with this link:

https://www.bigmapblog.com/maps/map03...osYBPMrkqo.jpg

It's an 18 meg file.
Thanks!

How did you come up with the link? This (supposedly) high powered professional tried and failed.
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Old 10-18-11, 06:43 PM
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That is real cool. I want a high rez, print out. To frame and put by my desk.
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Old 10-18-11, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
Thanks!

How did you come up with the link? This (supposedly) high powered professional tried and failed.
If you go to the link at the bottom of the OP's post, it leads to laist. Laist states they got this from the Big Map Blog, and provides a link. On the Big Map Blog there is a link to a full size scan.

I printed it today on 24x36 paper and it looks FANTASTIC.
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... i wish i had a large format color printer at home, going to take the file to office max or the U and get one made up.
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FYI, I reposted this to the Classic & Vintage forum also, figured people over there would be into it.
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Good find.

What I find intersting is that there were very few good roads. In fact, the good roads usually followed the rail road. Lots of poor, fair and moutain roads.
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For $28, you can order a print of it: https://www.zazzle.com/california_roa...37470351190914
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To find the Download, look below the "viewer" and below the banner ad, then on the right you'll see the download link.

The area looks like this: (this is from another map, because I'm all over this awesome map site already)

Date: 1912
Author: Rand McNally
Dwnld: Full Size (11.94mb)
Source: Rumsey Map Collection
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wow, I really love maps, I'm going to get a print of this and frame it!
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