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10 Streets That Changed America

10 Streets That Changed America
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Take a whirlwind tour of engineering feats that made our civilization possible. See how engineers connected our nation with bridges, rail networks, a continent-wide freeway system, and delivered water from distant rivers to our kitchen sinks.







 

Geoffrey Baer discovers how streets have connected the nation, divided communities, and changed the way Americans live, work, and shop. Trace Broadway’s 400-year evolution from Native American trail to Dutch trading route to the home of America’s first public transit service and a thriving theater district. Ride on the Boston Post Road, a dirt “highway” created for the nation’s first mail carriers. Take America’s oldest streetcar line to some of the nation’s first suburbs in New Orleans, and drive a Model T along America’s first mile of concrete-paved road in Detroit. Explore a car-friendly street created by a 1920s entrepreneur who predicted that Los Angeles would be dominated by the automobile, and take a horse and carriage ride on a Brooklyn parkway.

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