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Accession number 1997.077
Catalog Number 1997.077.001
Object Name Map
Date 1941
Title Road map of Louisiana 1941
Scope & Content Road Map of Louisiana issued by the Department of Highways in 1941. Shows major roads [hard surface, gravel, graded, and unimproved], commercial, municipal, and military airports, radio beams, railroads, ferries, and American Red Cross highway emergency first aid stations.

Suggested short motor tours "that you might follow best to see Louisiana's scenic beauty and points of historic interest" on reverse. Tour No. 9 is for Shreveport: "Shreveport, the second city of Louisiana, is known as 'Oil's Home Town'. It is the center of the world's greatest oil and gas area. Barksdale Field, an army airbase, is located nearby. This tour leads through the rich Red River bottom farmland and through forests of pine and hardwood to Natchitoches, where romantic and historical structures stand alongside today's modern architecture."
Subjects Maps
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Medium Paper
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Inventoried date 2011-02-24