2,151,570 Miles of Roads

This is a digest article with limited content. It was published in the February 27, 1909 Indianapolis Star. I took away three things:

  1. No source cited, but the article reports that there were 2,151,570 miles of public roads at the time - mostly dirt and stone. An estimated eight percent were being improved. In comparision there were 225,000 miles of railways.
  2. The French Grand Prix was cancelled for the year. They did not know it at the time but the race formerly seen as the most important in the world would not re-emerge until 1912. Racing officials were working to develop a voiturette race.
  3. A meeting of Governors to better organize road construction had been delayed but obviously someone was pushing for it to happen.
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