Federal Hi-Way Silent-Nite Homes. [cover title]

Motorist’s pocket, state-by-state directory of restaurants, hotels, and roadside motor courts plus select private homes open to tourists. The guide was sponsored by a trade association, Federal Hi-Way Silent-Nite Homes, who were the successors to Approved Wayside Stations and National Wayside Homes. Federal’s tagline was “America’s Better Tourist Homes.”

With a rubber stamp on the cover of directory participant Johnson Terrace conducted by Mrs. Chas. W. Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida: “Central location; pri and conn baths; showers; running water in all rms; steam heat.”

Description: Federal Hi-Way Silent-Nite Homes. [cover title]

Minneapolis: Federal Hi-Way—Silent-Nite Homes, 1939. 93, [3]pp. 12mo. Illustrated wrappers. A near fine copy.


The guidebook claims that it is the “Fifty-Sixth Edition” —likely an exaggeration. Unlisted in OCLC which returns four copies of other “editions” for 1938 and 1939.

Price: $45.00

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