When the highway came to Hilldale: A look at how the interstate system was sold to America – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

There’s a lot to glean from this half-hour film that the American Roadbuilders Association produced in 1957 to help smooth the road, so to say, for the coming Interstate Highway System. While the traffic scenes early on would make for good carspotting images and the explanation of how the interstates would be laid out–particularly the use of computers to help plan it all–was interesting, it’s what we now know about the highways that reveals the real obstacles the American Roadbuilders Association envisioned in the way of the interstate system’s construction and how it derived Americans’ consent to build the highways.



Categories: 1950's, 1957, Daniel Strohl, Hemmings, Interstate, Route 66

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  1. A whole mode of being: the Interstate Highway System’s legacy in America - Daniel Strohl @Hemmings – Automotive American

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