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Dan L. Smith, The Bankhead Highway in Texas - Friends of the Library

Author to discuss book on Bankhead Highway in Texas, Fri, Sep 9

(This is a past event. For current events, please see the Library Calendar.)

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event Location: 
Central Library sixth floor parlor

Celebrate the centennial of America’s first all-weather transcontinental highway, which connected Washington, D.C. and San Diego by crossing through 850 miles of Texas. Dan Smith gives the history of the Bankhead National Highway, named for U.S. Senator John H. Bankhead of Alabama, explains the Good Roads Movement, and provides a spiral-bound guide full of colorful detailed maps and photos of the Texas route county-by-county from Texarkana to El Paso. Perfect for a road trip!

Sponsor: 
Friends of the Libraries
Admission: 
Free and open to the public
Contact: 
Evelyn Barker