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Route XI–New York to Philadelphia Route XIR-Philadelphia to New York (via Trenton and Bristol)
(via Bristol and Trenton) 0.0 New York City, 42nd St. and Broadway. 0.0 PHILADELPHIA, City Hall, east side. Go 63.6 Trenton, N. J., Warren and State Sts.
east on Market St. 75.9 Bristol, Pa.
0.7 Site of Washington's Presidential Mansion,
Nos. 528–30 Market St., 1790–97. 0.0 Bristol, Pa., Mill St.
1.0 Cross S. Orianna St., right; arched courtway 2.7 Croydon; road being straightened.
at 320 Market St., where Franklin lived, 3.0 Bridge over Neshaminy Creek.
1765-1790. 4.4 Eddington (Left for Detour to Gun Club and
1.1 Cross Letitia St., right. Location of William State in Schuylkill). 5.4 Cornwall.
Penn's Home, 1682. 6.8 Station Road, Andalusia.
1.2 Delaware Ave., turn right, reversing immedi7.2 Red Lion Inn, 1730.
ately for north on Delaware Ave. 7.3 Bridge over Poquessing Creek.
1.7 Under Delaware River Bridge at Vine St. 9.0 Academy Road (Right for Detour to Lower
2.5 Laurel St., diagonally left onto Frankford Ave. Dublin Academy).
(Continue on Delaware Ave. for Detour to 9.8 General Wayne Hotel, right.
Penn Treaty Park). 10.4 Washington House, Holmesburg.
3,6 Cross E. Norris St. (Right for Detour to 10.7 Thomas Holmes Free Library, Holmesburg.
Cramp's Shipyard). 11.0 Upper entrance to Edwin Forrest Home.
6.0 Butler St. (Right for Detour to Chalkley Hall). 13.5 Bridge St., Frankford, beginning of Frankford
6.8 Church St., Frankford. Tablet (Left for De“L.” (Left for Detour to Frankford Arsenal).
tour to Stephen Decatur's Home) (Right 13.6 Pratt St. (Right for Roosevelt Boulevard).
for Detour to Old Frankford). 14.6 No. 4335 Frankford Ave., Worrell House.
6.9 No. 4335 Frankford Ave., Worrell House. 14.7 Church St., Frankford, Tablet. (Right for De
7.8 Pratt St. (Left for Roosevelt Boulevard). tour to Stephen Decatur's Home). (Left for
7.9 Bridge St., end of “L” (Right for Detour to Detour to Old Frankford).
Frankford Arsenal). 15.5 Butler St. (Left for Detour to Chalkey Hall).
10.3 Entrance to Edwin Forrest Home. 17.9 Cross E. Norris St. (Left for Detour to
11.0 Washington House, Holmesburg. Cramp's Shipyard).
11.6 General Wayne Hotel, left. 19.0 Diagonally right at Laurel St., onto Delaware
12.3 Academy Road (Left for Detour to Lower Ave. (Left and north on Delaware Ave, for
14.1 Bridge over Poquessing Creek.
14.2 Red Lion Inn, 1730. 20.1 Market St.; turn right.
14.7 Station Road, Andalusia. 20.2 Cross Letitia St., on left. Location of William
17.1 Eddington (Right for Detour to Gun Club and Penn's Home, 1682.
State in Schuylkill). 20.3 Cross S. Orianna St., left; arched courtway at
18.5 Bridge over Neshaminy Creek. Nos. 316–18 Market St., where Franklin
21.5 Bristol, Pa., Mill St.
33.8 Trenton, N. J., Warren and State Sts.
97.4 New York, 42nd and Broadway.
MONUMENT TO THOMAS HOLME
LOG SCHOOLHOUSE, HOLMESBURG
now the janitor's home.
The highway to and from New York and northern New Jersey via Trenton and Camden will prove still more attractive on the opening of the Delaware River Bridge. Along this highway are historic Bordentown and Burlington, the latter antedating Philadelphia in its founding. In passing through Camden, a city now of great industrial importance, opportunity offers to visit the home and the grave of Walt Whitman, apostle and pioneer of democracy in poetry.
Route XII-New York to Philadelphia Route XIIR-Philadelphia to New York (via Trenton, Burlington, and Camden)
(via Camden, Burlington, and Trenton) 0.0 New York City, 42nd St. and Broadway.
0.0 PHILADELPHIA, City Hall, east side. 63.6 Trenton, N. J., Warren and State Sts.
0.7 (Midway between Sixth and Fifth Sts., if pres
ent plans carry, a new Bridge Boulevard will 0.0 Trenton, N. J., Broad and State Sts.
lead to the approach to the Delaware River 7.1 Bordentown, Park St. and Farnsworth Ave.
Bridge at Sixth and Race Streets. Turning 16.7 Burlington, Broad and High Sts.
left here will make this the Delaware Bridge 33.3 Fork; turn left and right onto Market St.,
1.3 Market St. Ferry across Delaware River. 33.7 7th and Market Sts. (Left for Detour to Walt
Continue from Ferry on Market St., Camden, Whitman's Tomb).
N. J. 33.8 Broadway and Market Sts., Camden County
1.7 3rd and Market Sts. (Right for Detour to Court House.
Walt Whitman's Home). 34.1 3rd and Market Sts. (Left for Detour to Walt
2.0 Broadway and Market Sts., Camden County Whitman's Home).
Court House. 34.5 Ferry across Delaware River. Continue on
2.1 7th and Market Sts. (Right for Detour 10 Market St., Philadelphia.
Walt Whitman's Tomb). 35.8 City Hall, PHILADELPHIA.
2.9 (15th St., Penn Street boulevard approach to
Delaware River Bridge planned to begin Camden, N. J.-A flourishing industrial city, Cam
here). den is the home of the Victor Talking Machine Com
3.8 5 corners; turn left onto Westfield Ave. pany, Campbell Soup Company, New York Ship
19.2 Burlington, Broad and High Sts. Building Company, and over 400 other manufactories, 28.8 Bordentown. including the largest steel pen plant in the world. 35.9 Trenton, N. J., Broad and State Sts. Population, 116,000. Excepting the “bridge trains” from Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Camden is 99.5 New York City, 42nd St. and Broadway. the starting point of all seashore trains.
Detour to Walt Whitman's Home.—Leave Market of Camden to the memory of its famous citizen." St., Camden, turning south on Third St., 0.0. Mickle Detour to Walt Whitman's Tomb.—Leave Market St. 0.2, turn left. At 0.3 No. 330 Mickle St., Tablet: St., Camden, at 7th St., turning south, 0.0. At 0.1, “Here lived the 'Good Gray Poet' Walt Whitman diagonally left onto Haddon Ave. Entrance to Harfrom 1884 to the date of his death March 26, 1892. leigh Cemetery 1.9. Turn immediately left and imThis house is now owned and dedicated by the city mediately right, Walt Whitman's Tomb 2.0.
WALT WHITMAN'S TOMB, HARLEIGH CEMETERY
PACE will not permit giving here a complete digest of the Pennsylvania Motor Law, but
this may readily be obtained from automobile clubs, tourist guide books, and many other sources. Important points to observe are: Speed limit, 30 miles per hour, except at “Danger Run Slow" signs: glaring headlights are forbidden; when two vehicles approach an intersection together, that coming from the right has the right of way. Light signals (Red for "Stop," Green for "Go," White for "Left Turn") will be found at many intersections, both in and out of the city, usually suspended high above the centre of the intersection, but often, especially in the city, high and at one side. Within the city motorists should be on the alert for such signals, also for “One Way Street” signs (very frequent), and for “No Left Turn" signs.
Nothing is being left undone to insure the comfort of the many thousands of motorists who will journey from all parts of the United States and Canada to the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition. Great tourist camps are being provided, additional garages, permanent as well as temporary, are being erected, and virtually the entire eastern half of the country is being remapped for the benefit of the auto-tourist.
One large tourist camp alone is to occupy sixty acres. It is to be located within the city limits and close enough to the exposition site to be convenient. Supply stores and booths are to be erected on the tract, and there will be an assembly centre, recreation spaces, an athletic field, shower baths, and ample modern sanitary conveniences. A sub-committee of the Sesqui-Centennial Automobile Traffic Committee is now selecting sites for smaller camps to be located in other parts of the city. Special arrangements are being made to insure the safety of all machines left at these camps while their owners are visiting the exposition or on shopping tours.
The 2000 public garages in Philadelphia will of course be inadequate, but many others are being erected by private capital. Those proving worthy will receive official recognition from the exposition authorities, the chief purpose being to recommend the best to visitors, assuring them that they will receive proper treatment.
Near the exposition grounds great parking spaces are to be provided, with a capacity of more than 50,000 automobiles. A special police guard will be on duty here at all hours. The exposition authorities plan to be able to assure all persons making use of the parking privileges that their machines, accessories, equipment, and other property left in them will be as immune from theft as if locked in a safe deposit vault.
The remapping plan is perhaps the most extensive ever undertaken for a special occasion. This great task has been assumed by the National Highways Association, which obtaining from the highway departments of nineteen eastern states all of the accurate road data that they have been years in assembling. With this material the Association plans to prepare a group of the most accurate road maps ever developed for the territory; with the assistance of all motor clubs in the region the most authentic information obtainable with respect to landmarks, distances, and road conditions will be included in the maps. The location of all public garages and service stations will also be marked. For detailed information apply to:
KEYSTONE AUTOMOBILE CLUB, Hotel Walton, Broad and Walnut Streets.
memorative festival planned to mark the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the
The Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition is under the leadership of Mayor W.
The exposition will be a World's Fair larger in area than any previously held in this
The keynote of the exposition will be found in its portrayal of the progress of an age unprecedented in the march of human advancement. For diversity of achievements and immensity of enterprise the past generation has never been equaled. In big things and little, the exposition will reflect the age of the telephone and the radio, the automobile and the airplane, the electric light and the dynamo.
Throughout the period of the exposition great historical pageants and athletic events will be held in the stadium. Important historic events of the Revolutionary period will be staged with great attention to costumes and to detail. Important collegiate football games, it is expected, will be held in the huge bowl as well as amateur athletic games, rivaling the Olympics
The amusement centre of the exposition will be known as the "Gladway. It will include 130 acres. Venetian gondolas in gayest colors, and fifty business-like motor launches will carry pleasure-seekers over the lakes and lagoons. An accurate reproduction of Solomon's Temple in the days of its glory will cover a tract of 23 acres. A Tyrolean mountain scene will provide background for some of the main buildings.
The Philadelphia Navy Yard with its huge aircraft factory and airdrome will be the centre of great aeronautical contests and an aerial exposition to be held in connection with the fair. Almost daily airplane squadrons will fly to the exposition from Selfridge Field, Michigan; Langley Field, Virginia; Boling Field, Washington, D. C.; and Mitchel Field, New York. It is planned to hold here the annual speed contest between the crack fliers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
League Island Park, where the exposition is to be held, is only seven minutes from the heart of Philadelphia by automobile.
The background of the exposition will of course be old Philadelphia, with its historic byways and boulevards. Historical interest will naturally centre around Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on July 4, 1776. The Liberty Bell, on view in this building, is expected to attract many thousands of visitors to the nation's shrine. Estimates show that possibly 50,000,000 persons will attend during the six months that the fair is open.