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Road travel was not always as easy and efficient as it is today. When the automobile emerged in the early 20th century, many roads were treacherous, had no road signs, and were not mapped. From muddy back roads to the Interstate System, the evolution of roads had a significant impact on the American landscape.

What type of roads do you see in your historic image.

Urban Roads/Village Roads
Rural Roads
U.S. and State Highways

Also investigate automobile and carriage tracks on dirt roads.

Read about roadworking equipment.

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