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The American highway : the history and culture of roads in the United States

Author: William Kaszynski
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012] ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Minnesota-based writer and photographer Kazynski traces the transformation of the US from a network of places connected by rutted wagon trails to a maze of highways connected to other highways. He describes and illustrates road and bridge construction and the new roadside culture that threw up motels, restaurants, gas stations, and scenic perspectives.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kaszynski
ISBN: 0786469234 9780786469239
OCLC Number: 753637287
Description: vii, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: A brief history of roads --
The early days (1900-1919) --
The first generation (1920-1945) --
The golden age (1946-1969) --
The interstate era (1970-2000) --
The future.
Responsibility: by William Kaszynski.

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Minnesota-based writer and photographer Kazynski traces the transformation of the US from a network of places connected by rutted wagon trails to a maze of highways connected to other highways. He describes and illustrates road and bridge construction and the new roadside culture that threw up motels, restaurants, gas stations, and scenic perspectives.

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