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American Auto Trail-Minnesota’s U.S. Highway 2 is now available on Google Maps

Explore U.S. Highway 2 through Duluth and Upper Minnesota, Arrowhead country, and the Chippewa National Forest, into the land of Paul Bunyan.  Follow the link to this and more historic travel guides. Autotrails.net

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American Auto Trail-Georgia’s U.S. Highway 41

American Auto Trail-Georgia’s U.S. Highway 41 is now available on Google Maps.  Autotrails.net.

American Auto Trail-Georgia’s U.S. Highway 17 is now available on Google Maps

American Auto Trail-Georgia’s U.S. Highway 17 is now available for exploring on Google Maps.   Travel from Savannah to Kingsland along Georgia’s Golden Isles.  Autotrails.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s Lost Highway-Montana’s U.S. Highway 91 is now on Google Maps

Retrace the old route of U.S. Highway 91 through Central Montana using our Google Maps guide.  Over 100 historic landmarks and sites are indicated. Autotrails.net

Historical Cities-Chicago, Illinois is now available on Google Maps

Explore over 70 historical sites and landmarks with accompanying background text through Google Maps.  This guide and others are available at Autotrails.net

Slow Travels-Oatmeal, Texas

Oatmeal, Texas (5.6 miles southwest of Bertram on FM 243)

A German family reportedly named Habermill came into the area in 1849 and spent a season or two in the vicinity of the headspring of the stream now known as Oatmeal Creek. The town name is either an alteration of the name of a Mr. Othneil, who owned the first gristmill in the area, or a supposed translation of the name Habermill (Haber is a German dialect word for Hafer, “oats”). An Oatmeal post office was established in 1853, and the first schoolhouse was built in 1858. A second school, marked by a state historical marker and still used as a church in 1990, was erected in 1869. The first orchard in the county was located in the community, and the first and only cheese press in the county operated there. A gin built by George Naguler in the 1870s served as a local landmark until 1907, and the community at one time had a general store. A cemetery plot was deeded in 1871, though burials had occurred there as early as 1854. After the American Civil War a colony of former slaves settled in the eastern part of Oatmeal. They built homes along a straight lane, constructed a building for use as a church and school, and established the only all-black cemetery in the county. The settlement, known as Stringtown (among other names), ceased to exist by the 1920s. TSHA Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elijah Bullion was born Oct. 24, 1809, in Franklin Co., Georgia, and died October 19, 1888, at Oatmeal in Burnet County. He was buried in Oatmeal Cemetery. On January 29, 1839, he was married in Itawamba Co., Mississippi, to Elizabeth Mariah (Betsy) Bumgardner.

 

 

America’s Lost Highway-Missouri’s U.S. Highway 66 is Now Available on Google Maps

Explore 120 Historical Sites and Landmarks along Route 66 through the Show Me State.

Autotrails.net List of U.S. Google Maps

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