||A few months after that
1959 Sohio Moment
when I first became actively interested in collecting
road maps, my neighbor's father passed away. Since
that neighbor knew
of my new major hobby,
she was delighted to give me the stash of maps
he had retained from his travels. Suddenly I had some few dozen issues from the thirties.
I was ecstatic with these ancient -- given the shortened perspective of a 12 or 13 year old -- maps.
oldest was a 1932 Standard of Indiana Michigan issue, cover
It was something I cherished. The map was well under
thirty years old then, and I have had it now more than
forty years. I long ago added much older oil company maps, but I still retain a special fondness for this