THIS is a mile-by-mile description of US 1 and most of the short routes branch ing from it. Descriptions of the more important side and cross routes and large cities have been omitted for lack of space; readers are referred to the State guide books of the American Guide Series for this material. The description of the main route, written north to south, is of course valid in the reverse direction. For the convenience of those entering the route at midway points the description of US 1 has been broken into short sections, cumulative mileage being started afresh at the beginning of each. Mileages on the side routes are also cumulative, being counted from the junctions with the main route. Those using this guide book on the road are reminded that cumulative mileages depend on the manner in which a car is driven; if curves are rounded on the inside, if many other cars are passed, if the road is left even briefly for stops at filling stations, if an alternate to the indicated route is used in going through a city or town, total mileages will differ from those given here.
Travelers are advised to read in advance the descriptions of sections they expect to travel and to mark the points of interest they particularly wish to view.
Great effort has been expended to make this book as accurate as possible, but it is realized that no volume covering such a wide range of material, some of it inadequately documented, can befree of mistakes; if those who find errors will report them to the Federal Writers' Project in Washington, corrections will gladly be made in future editions.
KATHARINE A. KELLOCK Tours Editor