Rand McNally Sign

Rand McNally where would we be without you?  Before there was mapquest, googlemaps, bing or VZnavigator Rand McNally was there for us.


Folded maps that never really went back to their original shape and giant Map Books and a yearly Atlas took us all over the world in person or from our kitchen tables while dreaming of future travel.

Very few of these signs remain today, they were issued in this hotel format and also in a garage format to identify quality auto repair shops.

May all your travels be frequent as you wish and safe!

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8 thoughts on “Rand McNally Sign

  1. lesliebc

    Oh how I love to travel and pore over maps constantly!

    abcw team

  2. Our and McNally was always well used and had its own place in our travel trailer and in a bottom drawer during the winter when we were just dreaming of traveling!@!

  3. I ‘ve never heard of Rand McNally! So thank you to introduce him to us. I also like maps helping me on my way!
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  4. Totally right that the maps NEVER go back the right way!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. What a wonderful piece of history!
    Have a great day!

  6. Such a cool sign didn’t know Rand and McNally had their own hotel. The artwork is especially nice.

    • uberrhund

      The hotel was only approved by them as a travel stop in their guide books, I do not think the map company owned any hotels in their own name.
      This is like a Automobile Club approval today.
      I really like the artwork too, the Indian guide marking the path for future travelers!
      Thanks for visiting!

  7. Amar Naik

    nice sign symbol and great piece of history.

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