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THE EISENHOWER INTERSTATE SYSTEM

LH/MAIN STREET:
The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America, Drake Hokanson, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988.

INTERSTATE:
The Interstate Highway System. Henry Moon, American Association of Geographers, Washington, D. C., 1994.

FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1956:
“The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System” Public Roads, Summer, 1996 issue. Article by Richard F. Weingroff, U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

SILLAN:
An Engineer’s Thoughts on the Interstate System,” Federal Highway Administration Website: www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/sillan.html 2000. Article by Seppo Sillan, U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.


ILLINOIS INTERSTATES

ILLINOIS STATE TRAVEL STATISTICS:
Illinois Travel Statistics – 2004. Published by the Office of Planning and Programming, Illinois Department of Transportation, Springfield, Illinois, 2005.

PLUMMER:
“50 Years of Transportation History: The Chicago Area Transportation Study.” An initial draft of the first three chapters of a comprehensive account of the history of Illinois roads and the Chicago Area Transportation Study or CATS, by Andy Plummer. Mr. Plummer served with CATS for 32 years and retired in 1999 after serving as CATS Associate Executive Director from 1991-99. The Subcommittee also had the benefit of Mr. Plummer’s consultation and encyclopedic knowledge of a wide variety of other topics involving Illinois’ highway history and the interstate system.

SMITH/ZIMMERMAN/FINN AND MASON:
“The AASHO Road Test: Living Legacy of Highway Pavements.” TR News, Volume 232, May-June, 2004.” Article by Kurt D. Smith, Kathryn A. Zimmerman, Fred N. Finn with an epilogue by Linda Mason, published by the U. S. Transportation Research Board, Washington D. C.


ILLINOIS CELEBRATION THEME

JENKINS:
“The Interstate System.” Article by James T. Jenkins, Jr. Published in the American Road Builder Magazine, September 1964.

COX / LOVE:
The Best Investment A Nation Ever Made: A Tribute to the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways. An essay by Wendell Cox and Jean Love published by the American Highway Users Alliance, Washington, D. C., June, 1996.


HISTORIC LINCOLN HIGHWAY

INTERSTATE:
The Interstate Highway System. Henry Moon, American Association of Geographers, Washington, D. C., 1994.

LH/MAIN STREET:
The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America, Drake Hokanson, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988.

McAVOY:
The Lincoln Highway: “The Road That Put America on the Road.” Essay by Tom McAvoy, Illinois Department of Transportation, Region One, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2001.

PRALL:
“The Lincoln Highway in DeKalb County.” Series of three articles by Ivan Prall which appeared in the Land of Lincoln News, Newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, in the Fall, 2006, Winter 2006 and Spring 2006 editions.


OTHER ILLINOIS HISTORIC ROADS

BYWAYS:

National Scenic Byways On Line. (www.byways.org). Much of the information on Illinois’ All-American Road and six National Scenic Byways was obtained with the helpful assistance of National Scenic Byways Online (NSBO), the team that supports the National Scenic Byways Program mission by developing and maintaining its online databases, websites, electronic media, and e-marketing products. It is based in Logan, Utah, and includes staff from Utah State University and Multimedia Data Services Corporation. A special thanks to Angelique Crane, Content Manager and Senior Software Engineer.


EISENHOWER AND THE 1919 ARMY CONVOY

ARMY CONVOY DAILY LOG:
Daily Log of the First Transcontinental Motor Convoy. Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum website: www.eisenhower.archives.gov.

EISENHOWER REPORT:
“The Eisenhower Report,” The Lincoln Highway Forum, Summer, 2005 edition. Published by the Lincoln Highway Association, Franklin Grove, Illinois.

FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1956:
“The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System” Public Roads, Summer, 1996 issue. Article by Richard F. Weingroff, U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

IKE:
IKE: The Life and Times of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Piers Brendon, Secker & Warburg, London, England, 1991.

LH/MAIN STREET:
The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America
, Drake Hokanson, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988.

A more comprehensive and informative account of the 1919 Army Convoy can be found in: American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age.” Pete Davies. Henry Holt and Company New York, NY. 2002.


INTERSTATE STORIES

The Research and Website Subcommittee utilized numerous resources in preparing the content of this website. The Subcommittee gratefully acknowledges the work of the authors and website producers whose work greatly assisted us in our efforts.

WRITTEN WORKS:

“The AASHO Road Test: Living Legacy of Highway Pavements.” TR News, Volume 232, May-June, 2004.” Article by Kurt D. Smith, Kathryn A. Zimmerman, Fred N. Finn with an epilogue by Linda Mason, published by the U. S. Transportation Research Board, Washington D. C.

American Road: The Story of an Epic Transcontinental Journey at the Dawn of the Motor Age. Pete Davies. Henry Holt and Company New York, NY. 2002.

The Best Investment A Nation Ever Made: A Tribute to the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways. Wendell Cox and Jean Love. American Highway Users Alliance. June, 1996.

Daily Log of the First Transcontinental Motor Convoy. Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum website: www.eisenhower.archives.gov.

Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life. Tom Lewis, Viking Penguin Putnam, Inc., New York City, New York, 1997.

“The Eisenhower Report.” The Lincoln Highway Forum, Summer, 2005 Edition. Published by the Lincoln Highway Association, Franklin Grove, Illinois.

“An Engineer’s Thoughts on the Interstate System,” Federal Highway Administration Website: www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/sillan.html 2000. Article by Seppo Sillan, U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

“The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System” Public Roads, Summer, 1996 issue. Article by Richard F. Weingroff, U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

“50 Years of Transportation History: The Chicago Area Transportation Study.” A initial draft of the first three chapters of a comprehensive account of the history of Illinois roads and the Chicago Area Transportation Study, or CATS, by Andy Plummer. Mr. Plummer served with CATS for 32 years and retired in 1999 after serving as CATS Associate Executive Director from 1991-99. The Subcommittee also had the benefit of Mr. Plummer’s consultation and encyclopedic knowledge of a wide variety of other topics involving Illinois’s highway history and the Interstate system.

Glossary of Highway Construction Terms and Definitions. Illinois Department of Transportations.

History of the U. S. Highway System. As found in http://www.gbcnet.com/ushighways/history.html

“IDOT Expressway Traffic Patrol: ‘The Minutemen.’” An unpublished and fascinating account of the early days of the IDOT Emergency Traffic Patrol program provided by Mr. Michael Hartigan, who was involved in the program’s inauguration and early era. The Subcommittee also had the benefit of Mr. Hartigan’s consultation and background on a variety of other topics involving the Interstate system.

Ike, ARTBA & The Interstates: Building A Better America. John Yago. Transportation Builder magazine, October, 2005 edition.

IKE: The Life and Times of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Piers Brendon, Secker & Warburg, London, England, 1991.

Illinois Travel Statistics – 2004. Published by the Office of Planning and Programming, Illinois Department of Transportation, Springfield, Illinois, 2005.

The Interstate System. James T. Jenkins, Jr. American Road Builder magazine, September, 1964 edition.

The Interstate Highway System. Henry Moon, American Association of Geographers, Washington, D. C., 1994.

“The Lincoln Highway in DeKalb County.” Series of three articles by Ivan Prall which appeared in the Land of Lincoln News, Newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, in the Fall, 2006, Winter 2006 and Spring 2006 editions.

The Lincoln Highway: “The Road That Put America on the Road.” Essay by Tom McAvoy, Illinois Department of Transportation, Region One, Schaumburg, Illinois, 2001.

The Lincoln Highway: Main Street across America, Drake Hokanson, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988.

The Man Who Changed America Part II. Richard E. Weingroff. Public Roads magazine, May / June, 2003 edition.

Origins of the Interstate. Lee Mertz. Federal Highway Administration Website: www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/origin.html 2000

INTERNET SITES / LINKS:

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 50th Interstate Anniversary Website: http://www.interstate50th.org

Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. U. S. Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Program Administration Website: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/interstate.html

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Website: http://eisenhower.archives.gov

Federal Highway Administration Interstate 50th Anniversary Website: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/homepage.cfm

Illinois Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association Website: http://www.lhaillinois.rochelle.net

Illinois Department of Transportation Website: www.dot.il.gov

Rich Carlson’s Illinois Highways Page Website: http://www.n9jig.com

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Website: http://www.illinoistollway.com

Interstate Fast Facts. American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). http://www.artba.org/50th/IFF/index.htm

Lincoln Highway Association Website: http://lincolnhighwayassoc.org

Lincoln Highway Coalition Website: http://www.lincolnhwyil.com

Mobility Madness: The Chicago Transportation Quiz. Pukelis & Lehrer Communications, Inc., Chicago Illinois. http://www.message-engineers.com/quiz.htm

National Scenic Byways Website. www.byways.org

Pennsylvania Highways: Pennsylvania Turnpike. PA Highways Website: http://www.pahighways.com.

The Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History America On the Move Exhibition Website: http://www.americanhistory.si.edu


INTERSTATE QUIZ

Illinois Highway Information System (IHIS). Illinois Department of Transportation.

Mobility Madness: The Chicago Transportation Quiz. Pukelis & Lehrer Communications, Inc., Chicago Illinois. http://www.message-engineers.com/quiz.htm

Interstate Fast Facts. American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). http://www.artba.org/50th/IFF/index.htm

Glossary of Highway Construction Terms and Definitions. Illinois Department of Transportations.

Interstate Highway System Fascinating Facts. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). http://www.interstate50th.org/trivia.shtml

“50 Years of Transportation History: The Chicago Area Transportation Study.” An initial draft of the first three chapters of a comprehensive account of the history of Illinois roads and the Chicago Area Transportation Study, or CATS, by Andy Plummer. Mr. Plummer served with CATS for 32 years and retired in 1999.

 

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