Classic 50s Gold
4:47 PM, Jun 6, 2011 • By PATRICK COOKE
In February 1955, Senator Harry Byrd of Virginia took to the floor to decry the results of a government study estimating that a highway bill under consideration would cost American taxpayers $27.2 billion. Does the tune sound vaguely familiar? Excerpted from Earl Swift’s new book, The Big Road: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Highway System.
Weren’t those children…us?