Property descriptions and contextual essays were written by Ginny Finch of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration). National Council of Preservation Education intern Frederick MacVaugh, and George Mason University Masters Intern Robert Sandoval provided research assistance and editorial support. Additional property information was provided by the State Historic Preservation Offices of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Sara Dillard Pope (NCSHPO) provided design and editorial support. The travel itinerary was designed by Nathan Poe (NCSHPO).
Thank you to all of the individuals, organizations and institutions who provided invaluable information, photographs, and time. Special thanks to Kira Badamo (NCSHPO), Marilyn Harper (NPS), Beth Savage (NPS), and Rustin Quaide (NCSHPO) for your advice, suggestions, and willingness to lend a hand.
Finally, our appreciation to Professor Robert R. Weyeneth of the University of South Carolina's Department of History for reviewing the itinerary and providing insightful suggestions.