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The Bankhead Highway in Texas

Course Description

The Bankhead Highway was the nation's first year-round transcontinental highway, extending from Washington, DC, to San Diego. Roughly a third of its 3,000 mile length was Texas Highway No. 1, from Texarkana to El Paso. Alabama Senator John H. Bankhead was influential in passage of the "Good Roads Act," which in 1916 made federal funds available to states, for the first time, to share the costs of better roads. The Texas Highway Dept. followed in 1917, and construction of Texas 1 soon followed. The group will explore how all that came about and the historical significance of the result.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Spring 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 10 openings remaining at this time.

Code:SF19SL12
Dates:March 27, 2019
Meets:W from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Hours:1.50
Instructor:Dan Smith
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