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A History of Maine Roads 1600 - 1970.

State Highway Commission, Augusta, Maine, 1970.

Sections: Two Transportation Firsts, Early Roads, The Stagecoach Arrives, Steamboats and Railroads, Better Roads Movement, The Automobile, State Roads, First Highway Commissioner, State Highway Department, State Highway Commission, Patrol Maintenance, Bridge Law, Federal Aid, Highway Finances, World War 1, First Route Markers, Traffic Counts, Snow and Ice Control, Planning Activities, World War 2, The Maine Turnpike, Right of Way, Division Offices, Chairman Full-Time Position, Engineering Tools and Techniques, Engineering Pioneers, The Interstate Program, Roadside Beauty, Highway Safety, Operation of the Department Today.

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State Highway Commission


Augusta, Maine


Roads, Turnpikes, Highways, Routes, Traffic, Interstate Highways, History of Roads, Motor Transport, Highway Safety, Traffic Studies


Automotive Engineering | Construction Engineering | Engineering | Geography | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

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A History of Maine Roads 1600 - 1970



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