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Miles and miles of Texas : 100 years of the Texas Highway Department

Author: Carol Dawson; Roger Allen Polson
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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On the eve of its centennial, Carol Dawson and Roger Allen Polson present almost 100 years of history and never-before-seen photographs that track the development of the Texas Highway Department. An agency originally created "to get the farmer out of the mud," it has gone on to build the vast network of roads that now connects every corner of the state. When the Texas Highway Department (now called the Texas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Edward Ferguson; James Edward Ferguson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Dawson; Roger Allen Polson
ISBN: 9781623494568 1623494567
OCLC Number: 946277517
Description: 407 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Tracks, trails, mud, and money --
Out of the mud and into the mire : the Ferguson years --
"Fergusonism" --
The "Rock core of integrity" --
The wolves return --
War and peace --
The midcentury : Eisenhower's dream --
The 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s --
The quiet giant : the 1990s --
From 2001 to the centennial.
Responsibility: Carol Dawson, with Roger Allen Polson ; Geoff Appold, photo editor ; foreword by Willie Nelson.

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On the eve of its centennial, Carol Dawson and Roger Allen Polson present almost 100 years of history and never-before-seen photographs that track the development of the Texas Highway Department. An  Read more...

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"Road warriors and transportation buffs will be pleased with this well-illustrated, well-written volume"--Kirkus Reviews --Kirkus Reviews (01/25/2017) "For their diligent research, authors Carol Read more...

 
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