Automobile Topics Volume 17

Automobile Topics Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...such as they have in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut.. New Jer sey and other states. Our committee is making the most strenuous effort ever made and we need your help. "The main highway bill which we are advocating will eliminate one of the greatest evils of the present patchwork system in the State aid roads, insuring the locating of these roach where they will go from 'somewhere to somewhere, ' instead of from, 'nowhere to nowhere, ' as at present. At the same time it will enable us to construct at once over 500 miles of roads at the expense of the State, without waiting for the $50,000,000 loan, which cannot be available until 1913. "Will you kindly drop me a postal stating that you will serve on our auxiliary committee of 7,000? I am going to get signers in my own locality, so that I am not asking you to do that which I am willing to do mvself." Broad Views of a State Highway Commissioner Joseph W. Hunter, of Pennsylvania, was taken in hand on Nov. 16 by the Wilkesbarre Automobile Club and driven over the mountain turnpike between that city and Stauffers, a famous resort on the Pocono Mountains, to give him an idea of how much a State road is needed on that famous old highway. At the dinner tendered the party at Stauffers by Proprietor Herrick, of Laurel Inn, President George R. Lee, of the Wilkesbarre Automobile Club, declared that the proposed State road, if completed, would give a continuous improved road of over fifty miles from Pocono Summit to Hunlocks Creek, on the main thoroughfare to Harrisburg. He said that the people of Wilkesbarre desire this road because it is the only outlet from the valley to the Delaware River, from which three roads branch--one to the Hudson River, one to New York City, and one more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969979
  • 9781236969972