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Webinar: Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department

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.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/10/2017
When: Thursday, August 10
Noon - 1 PM CDT
Where: Your Phone, Tablet, or Computer
United States
Presenter: Authors Carol Dawson and Roger Allen Polson
Contact: Mike Sosa
512-472-8905


Online registration is available until: 8/11/2017
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Brought to you by the ASCE Texas Section History and Heritage Committee, enjoy this FREE webinar and learn about the highlights of the last 100 years of the Texas Department of Transportation. This presentation is worth one Professional Development Hour.

 

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.

The author Carol Dawson will guide us through some of the highlights of the book and attendees will be able to ask questions. 

 

About Carol Dawson: 

After receiving a degree in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, Carol Dawson lived abroad in Europe and New Zealand.  She has written novels, articles for national magazines and exhibited her water colors in galleries in New Mexico, Washington, and Texas. Her latest book is entitled Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department and was released in October 2016.

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