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Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department

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Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department
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Description
By Carol Dawson, Roger Allen Polson and Geoff Appold

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 Department of Transportation or TxDOT) was created in 1917, there were only about 200,000 cars in Texas traveling on fewer than a thousand miles of paved roads. Today, after 100 years of the Texas Highway Department, the state boasts over 80,000 miles of paved, state-maintained roads that accommodate more than 25 million vehicles. Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an infrastructure 100 years in the making.

Details

Details
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches

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