18 Literary Maps of the United States

The first United States transcontinental road trip was completed in 1903, and Americans have been enamored with the open road ever since. The only thing more American than a road trip? A literary route celebrating American authors. The Library of Congress’ Language of the Land exhibit collects bookish state maps that chart the regions and the writers who loved them, either through birth or discovery.

1. ARKANSAS

2. ILLINOIS

3. INDIANA

4. IOWA

5. LOS ANGELES (not a state, but the ultimate driving town)

6. LOUISIANA

7. MAINE

8. MISSISSIPPI

9. NEBRASKA

10. NEW JERSEY

11. NEW YORK (THE CITY, NOT THE WHOLE STATE)

12. OHIO

13. OKLAHOMA

14. PENNSYLVANIA

15. TENNESSEE

16. VIRGINIA

17. WASHINGTON

18. WYOMING

http://mentalfloss.com/article/62975/18-literary-maps-united-states

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