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Camino del Norte : How a Series of Watering Holes, Fords, and Dirt Trails Evolved Into Interstate 35 in Texas - Howard J. Erlichman

Camino del Norte

How a Series of Watering Holes, Fords, and Dirt Trails Evolved Into Interstate 35 in Texas

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I-35 connects Dallas and Fort Worth with Austin, San Antonio, and Laredo en route to ancient towns in Mexico, linking millions of people. Erlichman asks how and why this Camino del Norte (the Northern Road) developed as it did, exploring such issues as pre-Columbian cultures, road and bridge building techniques, Indian tribes, railroad developments, and military affairs along the way.

Digging into the highway's past -- In quest of silver, 1519-1776 -- The roads to war, 1777-1840 -- The Texas frontier, 1840-1860 -- From trails to rails, 1860-1900 -- Good roads for Texas, 1870-1917 -- Federal dollars for roads, 1918-1938 -- A national system, 1938-1960 -- Interstate 35 comes to pass, 1960-2000.

ISBN: 9781603445467
ISBN-10: 1603445463
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 17th January 2006
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Edition Number: 1