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Nebraska Library Commission Western Trails Project

A Story of Highway Development in Nebraska By George E. Koster, Project Development Division of the Nebraska Department of Roads, 1997.  An updated and expanded version of a 1986 edition by the author, written in informal style without bibliography or footnotes.   It traces the development of roads in Nebraska from the first county road law passed in 1856 to the completion of Interstate 680 in 1975, along with the evolution of the Department of Roads from the Office of Road Inquiry in 1903 to its present organization. Many quotations from interviews with former highway workers are included.  
A Story of Highway Development in Nebraska
Cover, Title page, Table of contents, Preface
Chapter 1: The Early Days
Chapter 2: The Roaring Twenties
Chapter 3: The Great Depression
Chapter 4: The War Years
Chapter 5: The Interstate
Chapter 6: Beyond the Interstate

Western Trails
Supported in part by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

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