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  • Collection: Theodore Roosevelt International Highway

Vermont's Brochure (Cover Image)

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Vermont's T.R.I. Highway organization published a brochure with this stunning cover in 1921. The brochure described the state in glowing terms.

Vermont's Brochure (Full Text)

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The brochure described the state in glowing terms and drew interesting connections to Theodore Roosevelt along the way.

Vermont T.R.I. Highway Map

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Vermont's 1921 brochure included this map of the route across the state. Although not detailed enough to be used when motoring, it shows the general path of the trail across the state over what would become U.S. Route 2.

Trail Markings Specifications

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Specifications for the bands that marked the T.R.I. Highway, as promulgated by the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway Association in Duluth, Minnesota.

Faded Trail Marker

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A faded trail marker can be seen on a telephone pole in front of the Village Tavern on Route 2 in Waterbury.

Trail Directional Signs

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The Theodore Roosevelt International Highway Association developed this directional sign to be used along the highway. It is not clear if signs of this type were ever used in Vermont.

"Roosevelt Highway" Postcard

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This postcard used the "Roosevelt Highway" label to identify this scene in Waterbury.

Route 2, Waterbury

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In 1925 the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway become Route 2, as seen here passing by Camel's Hump in Waterbury, ca. 1935.

Membership Certificate

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Blank membership certificate from the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway Association, Minnesota Division.

James P. Taylor, Highway Promoter

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James P. Taylor of Burlington was the secretary of both the Vermont Division of the T.R.I. Highway Association and of the Greater Vermont Association. He wrote many promotional items, including the 1921 Vermont guide to the Roosevelt Highway.