Thursday, May 7, 2015
Cycling Map 1897
This 1897 map is a portion of one of 12 maps showing the best bicycle routes in the state of Wisconsin. The League of American Wheelmen (L.A.W.) published maps for many states, usually in book form, sometimes as separate maps in a case. The maps are keyed to show the type of road. The roads are rated by two different scales: Numbered - 1=Level, 2=Hilly, 3=Very Hilly; Lettered - A=Good, B=Medium, C=Bad. Note the roads east of Menasha are labeled as level, but bad.
from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection via oldmapsonline.org
Bicycle Road Maps In Sections of the State of Wisconsin.
Copyrighted and Published by the Wisconsin Division, League of American Wheelmen (L.A.W.)
C.B. Case, L.A.W. Map Department. 411 Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, Wis. 1897.