Friday, August 30, 2019

Short History of Roads and Highways

Publishing Date - 7/3/2020
The book covers early road construction, early roads in the United States, Indian trails and the development of the United States highway system.
Note to Indiana Readers - There will be an Indiana Edition of this book covering Indian trails in the state, pioneer roads and the development of the Indiana State Highway system in addition to the information in this edition.
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Table of Contents
Evolution of Road Building Materials
Historic Roads
Native Roads and Wildlife roads in North America
*Old Pioneer Roads
Post Road from Madison Portland, Maine, to Savannah, Georgia
The 1807 Gallatin Plan
The Bonus Bill - 1817
The American System 1820
Maysville Turnpike Act of 1827
Panic of 1837
Named Highways
Good Roads Movement
Office of Road Inquiry
American Motor League
The Horseless Age
American Automobile Association
Office of Public Roads
Questions Over Constitutionality of Federal Road Construction
American Association of State Highway Officials
Federal Aid Road Act of 1916
1919 Military Caravan
Federal Aid Highway Act of 1921
Pershing Map
Uniform Signage Introduced
United States Highway Numbering System Approved
Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1938
German Autobahns
Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944
Federal-aid Highway Act of 1956
Classifications of Roads

Other Books in the Series:
Short History of Libraries, Printing and Language
Short History of Fire Fighting
Short History of Roads and Highways
Short History of Railroads
Short History of the Discoverers
Short History of Gardening and Agriculture
Short History of Public Parks
Short History of Political Parties
A Short History of Traditional Crafts

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