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Gary Spaid: “Why We Collect Road Maps"

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

Arranged with the assistance of the Rocky Mountain Map Society. Sponsored in partnership with California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies.

Location: Zoom

Time:  7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT

Title: Why We Collect Road Maps

Speaker:  Gary Spaid, Past President, Road Map Collectors’ Association

Summary: In this well-illustrated presentation, Spaid will enumerate reasons why it is important to collect road maps. He will demonstrate that they document the history of automobile and service station design; the development of trails, roads, and highways; changing cartographic techniques; cultural history; and oil company histories. Others may collect for the art and graphics, or to document a favorite state or brand. He will show examples of road maps produced by various publishers and in different formats. He will conclude by showing a range of oil company and official maps of Texas, and a few examples of road map rarities.

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