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 Kansas celebrates 50 years of Interstates

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Here is just a sampling of the many books available about America’s Interstates and other highways.

  • Divided Highways - Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life. by Tom Lewis, Penguin Books, 1997.

  • American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age, by Pete Davies, Owl Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2002. The Story of Eisenhower’s 1919 Journey Across America.

  • The Roads that Built America - The Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System, by Dan McNichol, Barnes and Noble Books, 2003. Good historical overview with lots of photos.

  • Crossing America: National Geographic's Guide to the Interstates, National Geographic Society.

  • Driving Across Kansas: A Guide to I-70, by Ted Cable and Wayne A. Maley.

  • You Can Get There from Here: How the Interstate Highways Transformed America, by Martin D. Hanlon. St. Martin's Press, August 2002.



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