Just Fine the Way They Are

Just Fine the Way They Are

From Dirt Roads to Rail Roads to Interstates

Book - 2011
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Change. Who needs it? We do! Mr. John Slack, the keeper of a tavern beside a rutted dirt road in the early 1800s, thought things were just fine the way they were. So did Lucius Stockton, who ran the National Road Stage Company in the mid 1800s. So too, did the owners of the railroads when the first model T appeared in 1908. Yet with each new innovation, Americans were able to move around the country more quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. Connie Wooldridge offers an informative, yet light-hearted look at how the dirt roads of the early 1800s evolved into the present-day U.S. highway system. Richard Walz's gorgeous paintings capture both the broad sweep and the individual impact of change and progress.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, c2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781590787106
Branch Call Number: j 388.0973 WOOLDRID
388.0973 W913j
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Walz, Richard


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Is a paved road better than a dirt one? John Slack didn’t think so! And why would anyone need a railroad when they had a paved road? There are always people who think things are just fine—and those who are coming up with new ideas. Illustrated.


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