America"s highways, 1776-1976. by United States. Federal Highway Administration.

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Published by Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Washington] .

Written in English

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  • Roads -- United States -- Finance.,
  • Federal aid to transportation -- United States.,
  • Highway departments -- United States.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Paginationvi, 553 p. :
Number of Pages553
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Open LibraryOL17517110M

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