Just Fine the Way They Are

Just Fine the Way They Are

From Dirt Roads to Rail Roads to Interstates

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Baker & Taylor
Follows the development of roads in the United States--and the new forms of transportation that used them--from the National Highway of 1805 through railroads and paved roads for bicycles and automobiles to the interstate system.

Perseus Publishing
Change. Who needs it? We do! Mr. John Slack, the keeper of a tavern beside a rutted dirt road in the early 1800s, thought things were just fine the way they were. So did Lucius Stockton, who ran the National Road Stage Company in the mid 1800s. So too, did the owners of the railroads when the first model T appeared in 1908. Yet with each new innovation, Americans were able to move around the country more quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. Connie Wooldridge offers an informative, yet light-hearted look at how the dirt roads of the early 1800s evolved into the present-day U.S. highway system. Richard Walz's gorgeous paintings capture both the broad sweep and the individual impact of change and progress.


Boyd Brew
Change. Who needs it? We do! Mr. John Slack, the keeper of a tavern beside a rutted dirt road in the early 1800s, thought things were just fine the way they were. So did Lucius Stockton, who ran the National Road Stage Company in the mid 1800s. So too, did the owners of the railroads when the first model T appeared in 1908. Yet with each new innovation, Americans were able to move around the country more quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. Connie Wooldridge offers an informative, yet light-hearted look at how the dirt roads of the early 1800s evolved into the present-day U.S. highway system. Richard Walz's gorgeous paintings capture both the broad sweep and the individual impact of change and progress.

Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781590787106
1590787102
Branch Call Number: J 388.1 WOOLD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Walz, Richard

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Is a paved road better than a dirt one? John Slack didn’t think so! And why would anyone need a railroad when they had a paved road? There are always people who think things are just fine—and those who are coming up with new ideas. Illustrated.

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