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Building Nevada's Highways (Paperback) (Jennifer E. Riddle & Elizabeth Dickey)
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Roads are rarely given a second thought yet are indispensable to life. Admittedly, a book dedicated to roadways sounds a bit dry. But behind every double-diamond interchange, every pork chop island, and every type of asphalt is a fascinating history of the traveling public. This book reveals the hidden history of building the Silver State's highways since 1917. The next time you take a road trip across Nevada on the Lincoln Highway (US 50) or the Victory Highway (US 40) or follow a rutted road to a once-booming ghost town think of the ingenious and industrious men and women, surveyors, engineers, chemists, and yes, even the teams of mules that built the roads we still travel today.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Technology
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / West
Series Title: Images of America Series
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Jennifer E. Riddle & Elizabeth Dickey
Street Date: November 30, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1885
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