From the Map Vault – National Geographic Society’s 1930 Map of Florida
Williams & Heintz Map Corp. has been printing maps for entrepreneurs, government agencies and map publishers since 1921. We printed this 1930 map of Florida for the National Geographic Society. Back then we did business under the name of Williams & Heintz Co., Lithographers.
Sure was a lot more swamp land then! And no major interstate highways to travel. I am intrigued that the insets all show railroad hubs. Back in the thirties, an employee at Williams & Heintz took a road trip south, to visit with a long lost relative, and was gone for six months!
What would it look like today if the interstate highway systems had not been developed?
Spencer Fleury has an interesting blog post about abandoned rail roads in Florida, and their use.
Posted on April 11, 2012, in History, The Map Vault and tagged 1930, Florida, highway, lithographer, Map, National Geographic Society, printing, railroad, travel, Williams & Heintz Map corp. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.