DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: THE CATALYST WHO CHANGED AMERICA (FIRST OF TWO ARTICLES)

This article outlines the early career of Dwight D. Eisenhower and its intersection with the issue of road building in America, especially with regard to his early thoughts on the need for an Interstate System. The article first outlines the early part of Ike’s life- from growing up in Abilene, Kansas, to his education at West Point, his Army career, and the 1919 convoy that lead to the realization of the Lincoln Highway project. The Lincoln Highway project, which was prompted and promoted by the American Road Builders Association, would span 3,000 miles, eleven states, and would provide interstate access for 3,500,000 people. The article closes with a recollection of Ike’s stay in Panama in 1922 and how his time in the Canal Zone made him aware of the havoc created by rough roads.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Authors:
    • McNichol, D
  • Publication Date: 2005

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 8-13
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM