April 1988

Volume 39
Issue 3

Features 

The modern city plays host to conventions and tourists, but it still retains the slightly racy charm that has always made it dear to its natives

It began with a few people trying to get hamburgers from grill to customer quicker and cheaper. Now it’s changed the way Americans live. And whether you like it or hate it, once you get on the road you’ll eat it.

A hundred and fifty years ago, a sea of grass spread from the Ohio to the Rockies; now only bits and pieces of that awesome wilderness remain for the traveler to discover.

What the Wright brothers did in a wild and distant place made its name famous around the world. Their biographer visits the Outer Banks to find what remains of the epochal outpost.

Living in, and with, the universal Midwestern latticework

Wherever you go in search of history, there’s a good chance the first thing you reach for will be a road map. And road maps have a history too.

The old school is alive with the memory of men like Lee, Grant, Pershing, and Eisenhower

April 1988

Departments 

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE