1905 Photographic Automobile Map Tour

Event Details

1905 Photographic Automobile Map Tour

Time: April 23, 2016 to April 24, 2016
Location: Various
City/Town: Chicago - Evanston - Lake Geneva - Beloit - Half Day - Wilmette
Phone: (815) 382 - 0238
Event Type: automobile, tour
Organized By: Christopher G. A. Schurrer
Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2016

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Event Description

In 1905, the motoring community of Chicago had a problem. Although they were able to travel within the urban areas. Poor signage and impassable roadways made it difficult for people to drive to locations beyond. That year, a Clement – Bayard automobile dealer produced four books to different localities that were popular. He picked the most passable roads in all types of weather then photographed each turn
and confusing intersection with mileages and landmarks to assist the driver. The photographic automobile guidebook was born. 111 years later, the Fox Valley Chapter of the Illinois Region of the AACA and the Chicago Map Society invite you to revisit the route in its entirety. Travel with us on this overnight, multi – club event as we bridge over a century of motoring. Included for every vehicle will be a wonderful book written by the Map Society showing side by side the original photos and the same shot 100 years later. See in the photos, and for yourself how things have changed, and have stayed
the same, with stops along the way. And as a special bonus, join us in the event for a presentation by the Map Society on the background and history of these guides.
Whether you’re driving an old car or new, you don’t want to miss this step back in time!

April 23 & 24, 2016. 3 Places to start along route!

Option 1: Meet by 8:30 A.M. SHARP : Mariano’s. 1615 S. Clark St., Chicago, ILL 60616

(Driver’s Meeting at 8:45 at sitting area next to Oki Sushi within store).

Option 2: Meet by 10:00 A.M.: McDonald’s. 1919 Dempster St., Evanston, ILL 60202
(Departure at 10:15 A.M.)

Option 3: Meet at 12:00 P.M.: Maravela’s. 4 Washington St., Fox Lake, ILL 60020

Hotel : Geneva Ridge Resort. W4240 WIS Rt. 50, Lake Geneva, WIS 53147

See Registration form attached.

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