Chicago’s Highways Old and New

An interesting comparison of historic regional transportation routes to Chicago’s early modern road system.

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A nice copy of Milo Quaife’s fascinating review of the transportation systems of early Chicago. Covering the period from incorporation to the arrival of the first railroads, the book explores how early Indian trails, buffalo traces, plank roads, stage coaches and more affected the growth and development of the Windy City. Among numerous plates and views, three fold out maps are included; The Highway System of Pioneer Chicago, Points of Chief Historical Interest Adjacent to Chicago, and Indian Trails and Villages of Chicago.

The last two maps were included to illustrate the fascinating appendix – “A Guide to the Chief Points of Historical Interest Within a Day’s Journey of Chicago.” Over fifty different locations throughout Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois are suggested, each accompanied by a few paragraphs detailing related historical information. Published in Chicago by D.F. Keller & Company in 1923.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1923

Author: Milo Quaife

Sheet Width (in): 7.00

Sheet Height (in): 9.75

Condition: A-

Condition Description: The book is in very good condition. 278 pp. with three fold out maps and numerous other plates. Bound in full leather with embossed gilt title. No dust jacket. Boards are in strong shape, but worn at the corners and along the spine. A bit of spotting along the fore-edge and very faint toning to the endpapers.

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