AuthorWestgard, A. L. (Anthon L.), 1865-
TitleTales of a pathfinder / by A.L. Westgard.
PublishedNew York : A.L. Westgard, c1920.
Description213 pages : frontispiece, illustrations ; 20 cm
General NoteMap on lining-paper.
Formatted NoteContents: The trundle wheel -- The desert tramp -- Optimism -- The cow and the route book -- Marooned -- A modern Noah's ark -- No gasoline and yet -- Frenchman's station -- Faculty of orientation -- Yuma border -- A Mormon dance -- A Mexican wedding -- The Yuma mummy -- Notorious -- The padre's prophecy -- Pesky pests -- Good fellows -- Saladito -- Price Canyon -- Pan, my pal -- Close connection -- Deadly figures -- The Black River crossing -- Just frogs -- Diamondbacks -- The top of the Cascades -- In the Bighorns -- Photographing the red man -- Americans all -- Some hotels -- Lost but recovered -- The un-named pass -- Our national parks -- The forage stations -- Forest fires -- A close call -- Indian slough -- The gospel and good roads -- Kicking up the dust of ages -- Sectional rivalry -- Our West -- Convict labor -- At the Grand Canyon -- Hazing the Lord -- Colorado mutton -- The queen of the desert -- Queen Victoria -- Tickling the carburetor -- Ware handshaking -- Prospectors -- Sharp shooting -- A town's disgrace -- Gates -- Historic markers -- Gentlemen of the press -- Bad intentions -- The sandstorm -- Sniping gringoes -- The padre typographers -- Texas the great -- A tight squeeze -- Appendix : Various automobile-related advertisements.
Summary NoteSummary: The Federal Government has already placed the zero milestone in Washington to designate the point from which a system of National highways will extend clear to the surf-beat of the Pacific and from lands of snow to lands of sun. The Federal Government, the States and the Counties are working out a system of National, State and County highways, the most important of which will be the first improved. The creation of such a system of highways will do more for the welfare and advancement of the people of the United States, more for the unity, security, development and glory of the Nation than could possibly be accomplished by a like expenditure of money and energy in any other line of endeavor. If this be true, what is the measure of the debt of gratitude which the public owes to the apostles of better roads and to the men who have pioneered the ways that are now to become the great National Thoroughfares. Among the latter, chief indeed of the Pathfinders, is the author of this volume, A.L. Westgard. - Foreword.
SubjectsAutomobile travel.
United States -- Description and travel.
LC Card Number20-8508
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: E 168 W528 1920
CA-1903720: LC class, closed stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 77032]