The Good Roads Movement in Michigan, 1888-1926

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Northville District Library
Carlo Meeting Room

Event Details

Former teacher Jim Craft leads us on a tour of the history of roads. In 1890 the United States had, perhaps, the worst road system of any developed country in the world.  Sometimes impassable from mud, sometimes dusty, rutted and disjointed, the roads served only very local functions.
By the mid 1920’s the United States created the massive road network we take for granted today. Former teacher Jim Craft will focus on Michigan’s roads to answer key questions about the change in America’s roads. He’ll also discuss the importance of the bicycle, the Model T and the Liberty truck along the way.

Event Type(s): Adult Services

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