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The playground trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway

Lee Whiteley

The playground trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway

to and through the national parks of the west in 1920

by Lee Whiteley

  • 262 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Johnson Printing Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National parks and reserves,
  • Roads,
  • West (U.S.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8555811M
    ISBN 100967135133
    ISBN 109780967135137

    - The National Park-To-Park Highway is an old loop that connects 12 scenic parks around the West. You'll definitely want to add it to your bucket list! The National Park-to-Park Highway Association promoted a 5, mile long "auto trail" to and through 12 national parks. A dedication tour along the highway was held in Sponsored by the NPS and AAA, the media event spotlighted the beauty of the parks plus the pleasures and pitfalls of driving an automobile to and through the nation's.

    The Playground Trail by Lee and Jane Whitely. The Whitely's have put together an excellent book on the National Park to Park Highway, the "Master Scenic Highway of America." The book covers the road at the time of the grand opening tour. A.L. Westgard, the famous AAA auto route pathfinder scouted the road before the trip, and was one of. Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway is 2-part program airing on PBS that recalls the journey of 12 motorists who followed the 5,+ mile circular highway in The Park-to-Park Highway connected all 12 of the national parks at the time; the trip took 76 days.

    Visit 12 National Parks Along the National Park to Park Highway | Sierra Blog In the s it took travelers 76 days to visit these 12 iconic national parks. Now you can visit these western national parks in just a few weeks. Whiteley, Lee, and Jane Whiteley. The Playground Trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway: To and through the National Parks of the West in Centennial, CO: .


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The book that inspired the PBS presentation of Wade The Playground Trail. The National Park-to-Park Highway. To and Through the National Parks of the West in By Lee Whiteley and Jane Whiteley. Photograph by Albert G. Lucier, official photographer on the National Park-to-Park Highway publicity tour.

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The National Parks Service and AAA sponsored a day, 5, mile dedication tour along the newly designated highway in The Playground Trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway includes 45 photographs taken during the publicity tour along the “Master Scenic Highway of America,” a road which connected the 12 National Parks of the West.

The trip wouldn't be possible without the amazing book The Playground Trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway by Lee and Jane Whiteley. Photographs shown here are from the tour photographer AG Lucier and copies The playground trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway book be found in the Whiteley's books.

The National Park to Park Highway was an auto trail in the United States in the s and s, plotted by A. followed a large loop through the West, connecting twelve National Parks. Rocky Mountain National Park; Yellowstone National Park; Glacier National Park; Mount Rainier National.

Where to hike: Hikers can traverse more than miles of trails across the park. A few of the popular routes here include the mile route to Hidden Lake, mile trail to Piegan Pass, or the renowned Highline Loop, which goes for miles round-trip through serene alpine meadows.

Where to drive. Among these are historians Alfred Runte and William Tweed. Drawing its inspiration from The Playground Trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway, a book by Lee and Jane Whiteley, PAVING THE WAY adds its own perspective on this unique historic event and what it meant to the shaping of American culture.

On the clear, cloudless morning of August 26th,in the city of Denver, Colorado, twelve American motorists set out on a 5, mile, day pilgrimage to all twelve National Parks. This Park-to-Park Highway was the longest motor route to date—and its roads were not even paved.

In the National Park to Park Highway association traveled 5, miles on mostly dirt trails to visit the national parks of the west. Their goal. Improve road conditions to and through the nation's playgrounds. Back then it took these travelers 76 days to visit these iconic national parks.

They weren't able to spend much time in each park. Spearheaded by Steven Mather, our nation’s first National Park Service Director, the National Park-to-Park Highway linked twelve National Parks on a loop of mostly dirt roads spanning over 5, miles.

The group of intrepid motorists that rallied behind the plan formed the National Park-to-Park Highway. THE PLAYGROUND TRAIL The National Park-to-Park Highway By Lee & Jane Whiteley. The National Park-to-Park Highway, billed as “the Master Scenic Highway of America,” connected the twelve National Parks of the West.

This book features 45 photographs of the dedication tour to and through the nation’s playgrounds, and images in all. A great number of people from various parks and offices of the National Park Service and from the Federal Highway Administration assisted with this document.

Thanks to all of you. The opinions expressed in this document are solely those of the author. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Playground Trail: The National Park-To-Park Highway: To and Through the National Parks of the West in by Jane Whiteley and Lee Whiteley (Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The National Park-to-Park Highway, launched in the early s to promote national parks in the West, was not a weekend drive. Then was born the idea -- with the help of Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service -- to develop a "National Park-to-Park Highway," one that would run through 11 states and connect 13 national parks.

Get this from a library. The playground trail: the National Park-to-Park Highway: to and through the national parks of the west in [Lee Whiteley; Jane Whiteley; National Park-to-Park Highway Association (U.S.)]. The Playground Trail: The National Park-To-Park Highway: To and Through the National Parks of the West in avg rating — 5 ratings — published /5(2).

Every year millions of Americans pack up the car and embark on a national summer tradition. The road trip. This year, I’ll be joining the fun with an epic road trip of my own – a seven week, 5, mile tour of the National Park-to-Park Highway. I’m Susan Strayer, an outdoor family blogger at[ ]. Buy The Playground Trail, the National Park-to-Park Highway: to and Through the National Parks of the West in by Lee And Jane Whiteley online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. One thing I learned from The Playground Trail: The National Park-to-Park Highway was that roads in the s were named and maintained by private groups, usually auto clubs.

Nowadays we take for granted that some government agency maintains our roads, but at that time private groups provided signs, maps and maintenance of their adopted route.This includes a history of the Lincoln Highway in Colorado, the Cherokee Trail and the Yellowstone Highway.

Lee and Jane are associate producers of a PBS documentary on the Park to Park Highway that is based on their book, The Playground Trail, The National Park to Park Highway.Rocky Mountain National Park with it's Scenic Drives, including Trail Ridge Road was a central stop on the route.

On Augtwelve adventurous drivers (including 1 woman) set out from Denver to complete the loop in 76 days and publicize it.