Miles And Miles Of Texas 100 Years Of The Texas Highway Department

Author: Carol Dawson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494567
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On the eve of its centennial, Carol Dawson and Roger Allen Polson present almost 100 years of history and never-before-seen photographs that track the development of the Texas Highway Department. An agency originally created “to get the farmer out of the mud,” it has gone on to build the vast network of roads that now connects every corner of the state.

When the Texas Highway Department (now called the Texas Department of Transportation or TxDOT) was created in 1917, there were only about 200,000 cars in Texas traveling on fewer than a thousand miles of paved roads. Today, after 100 years of the Texas Highway Department, the state boasts over 80,000 miles of paved, state-maintained roads that accommodate more than 25 million vehicles.

Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an infrastructure 100 years in the making.

Miles And Miles Of Texas

Author: Carol Dawson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494567
Size: 59.37 MB
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Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an ...

Miles And Miles Of Texas

Author: Carol Dawson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494575
Size: 61.87 MB
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Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an ...

The City In Texas

Author: David G. McComb
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292767463
Size: 25.45 MB
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"This book is the first history of cities in Texas, covering the earliest days of Spanish-Mexican towns, the Republic era to about 1940, and metropolitan Texas to the present.

River Of Contrasts

Author: Margie Crisp
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447478
Size: 50.37 MB
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Crisp’s own loving tribute to the river and its inhabitants is enhanced by the exquisite art she has created for this book.

Convict Cowboys

Author: Mitchel P. Roth
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574416529
Size: 76.73 MB
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Convict Cowboys is the first book on the nation’s first prison rodeo, which ran from 1931 to 1986.

Blue Texas

Author: Max Krochmal
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469626764
Size: 59.90 MB
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This book is about the other Texas, not the state known for its cowboy conservatism, but a mid-twentieth-century hotbed of community organizing, liberal politics, and civil rights activism.

90 Minutes In Heaven

Author: Don Piper
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441219765
Size: 20.15 MB
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At least ninety minutes after the EMTs pronounced me dead, God answered that man's prayers. I returned to earth. This is my story. "90 Minutes in Heaven is an extraordinary story.

On Texas Backroads

Author: Carlton Stowers
Publisher: Texasstartrading.com
ISBN: 9780997370621
Size: 78.63 MB
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Collection of Texas stories by veteran Texas author and journalist Carlton Stowers.

Kingbird Highway

Author: Kenn Kaufman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547349442
Size: 33.40 MB
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Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast of characters.

It S Not About The Bike

Author: Lance Armstrong
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144810498X
Size: 47.91 MB
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It's Not About the Bike is the story of one man's inspirational battle against the odds, charting his progress through triumph, tragedy and transformation. This is an awe-inspiring tale of immense courage and will.