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The 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy
— Take a 28 year old
future U.S. President
on a two month long, 3,251 mile, transcontinental road trip
(where relatively few
have gone before). Wait while he shoulders a little responsibility
, add some autobahn^ envy
, and 37 years later he signs into law
over 40,000 miles of the National Defense Highway System
: it recently passed 50 years of growth
.) About his favorite domestic program
, Ike said, "More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one would change the face of America. ...Its impact on the American economy - the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up - was beyond calculation.
" More documents, logs, and first-hand reports from the 1919 convoy here
posted by cenoxo
on Jul 12, 2006 -
Convoy on the go.
Most of you probably already know this, but a massive convoy of food in and people out of downtown New Orleans is underway. On CNN they have video from helicopters, showing lines of hundreds of busses. This is a huge relief.
posted by delmoi
on Sep 2, 2005 -