Travel the Three Flags Highway


Colorful marketing map of the Three Flags Highway connecting Canada to Mexico.

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The Three Flags Highway, consisting primarily of U.S. Highway 395 in the United States, was originally a patchwork network of variously paved roads that coalesced into an official entity in the postwar years. Although the complete route was short-lived and large portions were replaced by the Interstate System, the highway still attained significant popularity mid-century and has a cult following to this day.

The map shows the length of the route from Jasper, Canada to Hamilton Ranch, Mexico (2,124 miles). Between the two points are numerous vignettes showing local attractions such as Banff, Yosemite, and San Diego. Stops are listed individually along the bold red line, and provided in a helpful table in the lower left, which covers the distances between each stop. Additional information about regional points of interest, in addition to photographs, is available on the verso. The three national participants are celebrated with flags above the compass rose. The familiar Maple Leaf would replace the Canadian Red Ensign in 1965.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1953

Author: Pierre Vittier

Sheet Width (in): 18.00

Sheet Height (in): 23.40

Condition: A+

Condition Description: The map is in like new condition, with fold lines as issued.