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Tennessee s Dixie Highway

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The Dixie Highway Association met in 1915 to plan a highway route from Chicago to Miami, later extending it to Canada. Tennessee's Dixie Highway: The Cline Postcards traces the path of the Dixie Highway along its western and eastern branches through the state, showcasing the works of photographers Walter M. Cline Sr. and Jr. The journey begins in Nashville and travels south to Chattanooga. Chattanooga served as both headquarters of the Dixie Highway Association and home to the Cline family. Moving north of the city, the eastern route arrives near the Kentucky border in Jellico. Many of the places that fascinated the Clines during the 1930s and 1940s are still popular destinations today.

Tennessee s Dixie Highway

Author : Leslie N. Sharp
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The late-19th- and early-20th-century vision of the New South relied upon economic growth and access. The development of the Dixie Highway from 1914 to 1927--with its eastern and western branches running from Ontario, Canada, south to Miami, Florida--would help facilitate this dream attracting industry, tourists, and even new residents. Images of America: Tennessee's Dixie Highway: Springfield to Chattanooga tells the story of people, places, politics, and organizations behind the construction of the road from Springfield, Tennessee, to Chattanooga. This section is particularly important, as it was roughly the halfway point of the route and contained the headquarters of the Dixie Highway Association in Chattanooga. It also included the seemingly insurmountable Monteagle Mountain in Marion County--the very last portion of the national north-south highway to be completed.

Looking Beyond the Highway

Author : Claudette Stager
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Looking beyond the Highway is an examination of road history and roadside attractions specific to the South. Focused in part on numerous aspects of thematerial culture landscape of the Dixie Highway, the essays consider the politics of roadbuilding, roadside entertainment, the buildings and businesses one might encounter along the road, and regional adaptations to the needs and desires of northern tourists. Following the Dixie Highway from southern Illinois to Florida with sidetrips down other southern roads, the essays cover a wide variety of subjects, many of which will resonate with anyone who has ever lived in or vacationed in the South: Harrison Mayes's “Get Right With God” signs; the park-and-pray craze of outdoor drive-in church services; the rise and demise of brick highways; the fierce political battle over the route of the Dixie Highway; beach music and the evolution of motel architecture in Myrtle Beach; Florida's early tourist towers; and the commercial development of Tennessee caves as tourist attractions. Covering a landscape that includes Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Indiana, Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, and Illinois, the anthology shows that there was and still is a distinctive southern culture and how roads have influenced that culture. As lively as they are diverse, thearticles provide a solid background for understanding roadside ephemera that have disappeared or are quickly disappearing. Ranging from the serious to the light-hearted and including descriptions of American road and roadside icons to kitsch, the book will appeal to anyone with an interest in road history and roadside architecture.

Tennessee s Survey Report for Historic Highway Bridges

Author : Martha Carver
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Bridges, from simple slabs to elaborate engineering marvels, have been both impediments and boons to mankind since ancient times. These fascinating structures allow us to criss-cross the country, yet we often take bridges for granted as we travel. What types of bridges exist in Tennessee? What is their history? Which bridge companies practiced in Tennessee? What is the significance of bridges around the state? In this publication, with historical context, narrative history, images, and drawings, Martha Carver, a historian with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), addresses those issues and explores an overall bridge history in Tennessee, up to the end of World War II. This publication details TDOT's state-wide survey of vehicular metal truss, timber truss, masonry arch, concrete arch, metal arch, and suspension bridges that have been or are currently located on highways It discusses the survey's findings, including: Historical context of road and bridge construction ; Bridge companies that practiced in Tennessee ; An engineering context ; Information on each bridge that has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The survey reveals the existence of a surprising number of significant historic bridges and provides a foundation for their preservation. It also provides a detailed context of bridge history in Tennessee that will appeal to not only historians, but also to anyone who has wondered about the history of a bridge in their community. -- Book Jacket.

Dixie Highway

Author : Tammy Ingram
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At the turn of the twentieth century, good highways eluded most Americans and nearly all southerners. In their place, a jumble of dirt roads covered the region like a bed of briars. Introduced in 1915, the Dixie Highway changed all that by merging hundreds of short roads into dual interstate routes that looped from Michigan to Miami and back. In connecting the North and the South, the Dixie Highway helped end regional isolation and served as a model for future interstates. In this book, Tammy Ingram offers the first comprehensive study of the nation's earliest attempt to build a highway network, revealing how the modern U.S. transportation system evolved out of the hard-fought political, economic, and cultural contests that surrounded the Dixie's creation. The most visible success of the Progressive Era Good Roads Movement, the Dixie Highway also became its biggest casualty. It sparked a national dialogue about the power of federal and state agencies, the role of local government, and the influence of ordinary citizens. In the South, it caused a backlash against highway bureaucracy that stymied road building for decades. Yet Ingram shows that after the Dixie Highway, the region was never the same.

The Dixie Highway

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Public Acts of the State of Tennessee

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Private Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed by the General Assembly

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Industrial Development and Manufacturers Record

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Proceedings of the Annual Tennessee Highway Conference

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A History of Hamilton County Tennessee

Author : James Weston Livingood
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Acts Passed at the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee

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The History of Hamilton County and Chattanooga Tennessee

Author : Zella Armstrong
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Private Acts of the State of Tennessee

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The Highway Magazine

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Tennessee Historical Quarterly

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Tennessee

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The Tennessee Handbook

Author : Ed Speer
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This quick reference brings together (and often corrects) large amounts of information from many diverse and hard-to-find resources. The work begins with a year-by-year summary of Tennessee history, from the Revolutionary era to the present. For example, the entry for 1960 reports that after sit-ins in the state's four largest cities Nashville became the first Southern city to desegregate lunch counters. A guide to all official state symbols and their origins follows. For instance, in 1919 the school children of Tennessee voted for the state flower of Tennessee and selected the passionflower. In 1933, the iris was adopted as the State Flower of Tennessee but the passionflower designation had not been rescinded. In 1973, the General Assembly designated the iris as the state cultivated flower and the passionflower as the state wildflower. The politics and geography of Tennessee are also covered. Biographies of all governors are provided, along with lists of Tennesseeans in national politics (including representatives to the Confederate congress). Available through this book is a listing of how the counties have been divided into various congressional districts from 1813 to the present, information on the state capitals, and the counties of Tennessee. Descriptions of all the state's significant rivers and lakes; national and state parks, forests, and recreation areas; and colleges and universities are given. Population data are also included.

Industrial Resources of Tennessee

Author : George Isaac Whitlatch
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Public Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed by the General Assembly

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Includes acts of extraordinary and extra sessions (called 1920-29 Acts of the State of Tennessee passed by the General Assembly, and 1931-44 Public and private acts of the State of Tennessee pass by the General Assembly)