Celebrating 100 Years on the Open Road

The Rand McNally Road Atlas has been an essential tool on the Great American Road Trip since the publication of 1924’s Auto Chum, the predecessor of today’s atlas. The 100th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition celebrates 100 years of roadside culture, cars, and the highway system that shaped the open road.

Take a look at some of the most interesting covers, from the very beginning through today.

Road Atlas Cover Retrospective