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Ingram, Tammy, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930, The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. (Discusses the history of the Dixie Highway and its impact on the South and the national road network.) (listed 06/03/14)

National Road/U.S. 40

Carvell, Clarence, The National Road . . . A Photographic Journey, Heritage Special Edition, American Literary Press, 2007. (Black and white photographs of the National Road today, including Maryland's "Bank Road" extension between Cumberland and Baltimore.) (listed 12/15/14)

Sky, Theodore, The National Road and the Difficult Path to Sustain National Investment, University of Delaware Press, 2011. (A history of the National Road, its contribution to the history of the country, its decline in the second half of the 19th century and its revival in the 20th century as part of U.S. 40.) (listed 12/15/14)

Vivian, Cassandra, The National Road in Pennsylvania, Arcadia Publishing, 2003 (Historic photos of the National Road in Arcadia's "Images of America" series.) (listed 12/15/14)

U.S. Route 66

Kelly, Susan Croce, Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery, University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. (Kelly, coauthor with Quinta Scott of the excellent, Route 66: The Highway and Its People, tells the story of Oklahoma highway official Cyrus Avery, who literally helped put Route 66 on the map of U.S. highway system in 1926 and found the perfect number for it.) (listed 12/15/14)

Updated: 12/15/2014
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