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A history of roads in Virginia : "the most convenient ways"
  • Published Date:
    2002-08-01
  • Language:
    English
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    NTL-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION ; NTL-REFERENCES AND DIRECTORIES-History ;
  • Abstract:
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    The word "road" probably was derived from the Middle English "rode," which meant a mounted journey. The companion word "highway" is believed to have come from the practice, hundreds of years ago in England, of building main roads higher than the adjacent land by throwing earth from side ditches toward the center, as the ancient Romans had done. Because they were higher, they were called--high wayes. This is a story of their development in Virginia. This history covers the time of the earliest colonists at Jamestown to the end of the 20th century.

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