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|Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:57|
By OLA MAY EARNEST, Curator Linn County Museum
One hundred years ago, there were almost no decent roads in the United States. Gravel or brick roads did not exist and over two million miles of roads were just dirt, dusty in dry weather and impassible in wet.
In 1910, 130,000 people owned automobiles, but reached 7.5 million by 1920, and owners began to demand better roads. In August, 1911, U.S. Senator Shelby M. Cullom, of Illinois introduced a bill to establish a national road system and the “good roads movement” began.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:03|