From Pioneer Paths to Superhighways - The Texas Highway Department Blazes Texas Trails 1917-1968

Table of ContentsIntroductionThe King's HighwaysBy Raft, Oxcart, Horseback, and CanoeGood Roads for TexasGet the Farmer Out of the MudCreation of the Highway DepartmentThe Highway Department in Depression and WarThe Great Age of BuildingThe Third GodOnline Finding AidsFor Further ReadingMore Exhibits

For Further Reading

An Informal History of the Texas Department of Transportation, by Hilton Hagen, 1991. (Texas Department of Transportation publication)

“Highway Development: A ‘Concrete’ History of Twentieth-Century Texas,” by John D. Huddleston. From Texas: A Sesquicentennial Celebration, edited by Donald K. Whisenhunt. Eakin Press, 1984.

Camino del Norte, by Howard J. Erlichman. Texas A&M University Press, 2006.

A Texas Legacy: The Old San Antonio Road and The Caminos Reales, edited by A. Joachim McGraw, John W. Clark, Jr.,, and Elizabeth A. Robbins. Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, 1991.

The Creation of a State Highway Department, by Ralph K. Banks. Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, 1987. (Collected series of articles from “Transportation News”)

The Story of the Texas Highway Department. Dallas Morning News special insert, September 15, 1963.

Good Roads for Texas: A History of the Texas Highway Department, 1917-1947, by John David Huddleston (Texas A&M University, dissertation, 1981).

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