State of the Roads

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, the summer travel season is officially open.  Along with the road construction season.  As you wait for that highway worker to change the Stop sign to Slow, you can ponder some interesting insights in to the history of automobiles and the road system.

The dangers of driving your Model T in 1917:

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Salt Lake County Commission Meeting Minutes, June 2, 1917.

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Salt Lake County Commission Meeting Minutes, September 12, 1917.

And reflective of the long transitional time between the use of automobiles and the continued high use of horses as transport, this is the worst:

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Salt Lake County Commission Meeting Minutes, July 23, 1917.

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