The Father of Route 66

For those interested in the history of Route 66 Susan Croce Kelly has written a book, Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery.  From the publisher's website: If it weren’t for Cy Avery’s dreams of better roads, the United States would never have gotten Route 66. This book is the story of Avery, his …

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Three more posts about Texas

Following our two previous recent posts concerning Texas, here are three more web sites for your reading pleasure. Since everything is Bigger in Texas, we needed 3 blog posts to contain it all. History of the Texas Highway Department in Hidalgo County, 1922 to 1968 Reflections on Concrete Pavement Development in Texas 1957-2004 : …

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Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of Urban Freeways

Joseph F.C. DiMento and Cliff Ellis have written a book, "Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of Urban Freeways," that explores how planners, engineers, and other professionals have gradually changed their views about the role of freeways. The book was published in 2012 by MTI Press. Information about the book from the publisher is here.