The American Road Makers Association, forerunner of
ARTBA, is founded at the Cadillac Hotel in New York City.
Michigan's Horatio S. "Good Roads" Earle and William S.
Crandall of New York had formulated the idea during a
meeting on December 8, 1901. Director Martin Dodge
promptly endorsed the idea. However, of the 200 people
invited to participate, only 25 answered and only 4
attend the organizational meeting (16 sent proxies).
Earle chose the association's name because the acronym
"ARM" meant that the association "will never lower its
arm until its purpose, 'The Capital Connecting Government
Highway' is attained, connecting every state capital with
every other state capital, and every capital with the
United States Capital-Washington." |
|Horatio S. Earle|
State Highway Commissioner of Michigan
Senior Highway Engineer J. T. Voshell of OPR and Iowa
State Highway Engineer Thomas H. MacDonald participate in
the First Annual Conference on Concrete Road Building,
held in Chicago, IL.
The Southeastern Association of State Highway Officials
holds its first annual meeting in Asheville, NC. PRA
participants include B. I. Segall ("Metropolitan Atlanta
Master Traffic Plan Study") and Wilbur B. King ("Roadside
Secretary of Transportation Drew Lewis administers the
oath of office to Federal Highway Administrator Ray A.
Barnhart, who will serve longer than any "Administrator"
(through December 31, 1987).