Past Events

2002 - Reno or Bust: Sin and the American Roadside

2002 – Reno or Bust: Sin and the American Roadside

This year's tour takes us through some of Nevada's most delectable roadside haunts.
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2001 - Indianapolis, Cars and Crossroads: Touring America's Heartland

2001 – Indianapolis, Cars and Crossroads: Touring America’s Heartland

Indiana calls itself "The Crossroads of America" with good reason. In the 1920s, the Dixie Highway, Lincoln Highway, the National Road, and many more long-distance trails crossed the state. Indiana was also home to many early auto makers, including Stutz, Auburn, Cord, Deusenberg, Cole, and Studebaker.
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2000 - Cool Colorado: Automobile Culture in the Rocky Mountain West

2000 – Cool Colorado: Automobile Culture in the Rocky Mountain West

The Pikes Peak region of Colorado holds a wealth of roadside resources from motels to tourist springs and beyond. Join us for the Rocky Mountain adventure!
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1999 - Made in Ohio: Enameled Eateries, Durable Domiciles, and Fast Food

1999 – Made in Ohio: Enameled Eateries, Durable Domiciles, and Fast Food

Ohio and its capital Columbus have been called "America's Crossroads" Principal transportation routes of the 19th century including the extensive canal and railroad networks found major intersections within the boundaries of the state.
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1998 - Chattanooga, Drivin' the Dixie: Automobile Tourism in the South

1998 – Chattanooga, Drivin’ the Dixie: Automobile Tourism in the South

SCA's 1998 annual conference explored automobile tourism and its impact on the commercial-built environment in the South, emphasizing the Dixie Highway, an important early 20th century automobile route between Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Miami, Florida.
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1997 - Wildwood, NJ: Fins, Family Fun, and the Fabulous '50s

1997 – Wildwood, NJ: Fins, Family Fun, and the Fabulous ’50s

Located between flashy Atlantic City and Victorian Cape May, the towns collectively called the Wildwoods are known for their open beaches, great rides, and flamboyant motels. Beginning in the 1950s, the Wildwoods saw a decade of unprecedented growth, with motels adapting the style of the time now referred to as Populuxe, Googie, or Doo-Wop.
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1996 - Los Angeles: Life in the Past Lane

1996 – Los Angeles: Life in the Past Lane

Check out the great tour guide created for this conference in what many consider to be the holy grail of roadside architecture: Suburban Metropolis.
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1995 - Chicago: Preserving the Recent Past

1995 – Chicago: Preserving the Recent Past

Do you have details or photos of our 1995 conference in Chicago?  Let us know by emailing utba@sca-roadside.org.
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