National Geographic : 1917 Feb
Lake Shore Concrete Road Near Kenosha, is., Builtfbr the State Highway Department by G. R. Wade, of Kenosha, in 1915 Good Roads Saved Paris An English general, when asked what he thought was the greatest feat in the present war, replied: "The way General Joffre saved Paris by comman deering 20,000 autos and motor busses and moving an army overnight against Von Kluck's flank." Without a great number of automobiles and every road good, this couldn't have been done. In 1915 there were 122,000 automobiles in France. There are now three million in the United States. We have the automobiles, but mighty few good roads for them to run on. Concrete has been in satisfactory use for many years and the mileage is increasing by leaps and bounds-17,000,000 square yards in 1915 and 25,000,000 in 1916. Clean-even-gritty-it is comfortable and safe every day in the year. The materials are the same as those used in such important structures as the Panama Canal and big railroad bridges. Portland cement is a staple product, on sale everywhere. Sand and broken stone, or pebbles, Sare equally available. Common labor under skilled supervision can do the work. It is easy for you to find out about this important subject. A free copy of "Concrete Facts About Concrete Roads" will be sent on request. Ask for S Bulletin No. 136. One of our Road Engineers will gladly call on you and discuss means of financing and building a system of concrete roads in your community. He will also help you to get your neighbors and road officials interested. PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION Offices at ATLANTA CHICAGO DALLAS Hurt Building 111 West Washington St. Southwestern Life Building DENVER INDIANAPOLIS KANSAS CITY Ideal Building Merchants Bank Building Commerce Building NEW YORK PARKERSBURG PITTSBURGH 101 Park Aven ue Union Trust Building Farmers Bank Building SALT LAKE CITY SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE Kearns Building Rialto Building NorthernBank &Trust Bldg. rs Building t nn M "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."