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Recreation: Roads and Highways: Historic
A1 and The Great North Road
- History, geography and anything of interest about the development of the route between London and Edinburgh.
Ancient and Modern Highways
- Full text of illustrated essay by Charles Livy Whittle, The New England Magazine, February 1898.
Coaching Days and the Road Engineers
- Discusses roads in Britain and the United States during the canal age. Written by J. B. Calvert.
The Convict Trail
- Illustrated history of the convict built road linking Sydney to the Hunter Valley.
Edward de Smedt
- Short biography of the inventor of modern road asphalt in 1870. Also includes a short commentary on the history of roads and asphalt.
First American Macadam Road
- Illustrated essay on this road laid on the Boonsborough Turnpike Road between Hagerstown and Boonsboro, Maryland in 1823.
The Good Roads Movement Part II
- Full text of article written by Charles Freeman Johnson, in Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, 1896.
The Good Roads Movement, Part I
- Full text of this essay written by Charles Freeman Johnson. From the Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, 1896.
Highways - Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
- Detailed historical information, timelines, and personal essays by key innovators on highway construction within the United States.
Namibian Roads in History
- Illustrated history and development of the roads system from the 13th century till today.
The Nicolson Pavement
- Full text of this 1859 publication about a wooden pavement invented by Samuel Nicolson.
- Story of its building and use by John N. Boucher published in 1911.
Public Roads, their Improvement and Maintenanc
- Full text of this book by E.R.Buckley first published in 1907.
Roads, Highways, and Ecosystems
- Multi-page illustrated essay on US roadmaking history.
Ways and highways. The Statutes of New York
- Complete text of this 1851 publication by William Bishop. Topics include highways, bridges, ferries, plank roads and turnpike roads.
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