Rand McNally Honors Obama's Historic Inauguration with Limited Edition fabMAP® : Obama Souvenir Fabric Map Features Parade Route, D.C. Points of Interest and a Commemorative Photo of President-Elect Obama

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Whether you’re heading to D.C. for the Inauguration or simply looking for an exclusive piece of presidential memorabilia, the President Barack Obama Commemorative Inaugural fabMAP® from Rand McNally is the perfect Obama collectible or Obama gift to celebrate the historic occasion.

Made of microfiber, the waterproof fabMAP® features the Inauguration site and surrounding area. It's tear-proof, won't wrinkle, and has many uses including cleaning glasses, mobile device screens and camera lenses. This napkin-sized fabric map easily fits into a purse or pocket but also features intricate mapping detail. The President Barack Obama Commemorative Inaugural fabMAP® is more than a unique Obama collectible or Obama gift. It's also the easiest way for visitors and even locals to find the roads and points of interest during the Presidential Inauguration.

Available only while supplies last, this limited-edition inauguration souvenir fabMAP® features an easy-to-read detailed map of the Mall area and parade route from the Capitol to the White House. One side of the map includes notable D.C. monuments and museums, including the newly renovated National Museum of American History, as well as hotels and points of interest such as the Verizon Center and B. Smith's Restaurant in Union Station, formerly the Presidential Suite where presidents waited to board trains and greeted foreign dignitaries. The reverse side includes a vivid, full-color portrait of President-elect Obama against the backdrop of the Capitol building, where he will be sworn in on January 20, 2009, as the 44th President of the United States.

The President Barack Obama Commemorative Inaugural fabMAP® comes with a certificate of authenticity and is available at Rand McNally's Online Travel Store and select retail outlets in the Washington, D.C. area, including D.C. area Target stores, Books-A-Million in DuPont Circle, Dulles Airport gift shops, and Harris Teeter in Northern Virginia, among others. The suggested retail price is $9.95. For retailers, businesses or civic groups looking to offer this historic collectible to their customers or members, please contact Chris Molinaro, Rand McNally Sales Manager, at (847) 329-6828.

The fabMAP® Scooter Giveaway

In addition to the inauguration souvenir edition, other fabMAP® designs are available for 24 popular locales such as Chicago's Magnificent Mile, New Orleans' French Quarter, Manhattan, and Washington, D.C. including Georgetown. Visit Rand McNally's Online Travel Store for more details.

Rand McNally is currently promoting its fabMAP® line with an exciting giveaway through December 31, 2008. The company will present a Buddy Scooter for the best video and $500 for the best photograph showing the inventive ways customers have used their fabMAP®. Visit http://www.iNeverGetLost.com for complete details and to cast a vote for your favorite fabMAP® video and photo.

About Rand McNally

From America's number-one-selling Road Atlas, The Thomas Guide®, FabMAP® and Goode's World Atlas to StreetFinder® Wireless and IntelliRoute® trucking software, Rand McNally has been an industry leader in the mapping, routing, geographic reference and trip-planning tool marketplace for more than 150 years. With More Roads-Better Directions™, the company's products are sold in more than 50,000 retail outlets, directly to business, and are distributed to 98% of schools across the U.S. Rand McNally is the premier resource for online travel planning as well as maps and directions. For more information, please visit http://www.RandMcNally.com, call 800-333-0136 or buy maps and travel gear online at Store.RandMcNally.com .

The Thomas Guide, StreetFinder, IntelliRoute, FabMAP and More Roads – Better Directions are registered marks and/or trademarks of Rand McNally. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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