National Geographic : 1917 Nov
0O Photograph from Office ofPublic Roads THIS GEORGIA DIRT ROAD, OVER WHICH OX-DRAWN VEHICLES ALONE CAN MAKE THEIR ACCUSTOMED "SPEED," WILL SOON BEREADY FOR TRANSPORTATION OF THE FARMERS' PRODUCE AND FOR MOTOR TOURIST Long before the Civil War the ox-cart was used in the South to convey cross-ties from the pine-lumber camps totheseaboard, where they were shipped throughout the United States to be used in the construction of the nation's railroads. With thedecrease inour pine forests thecost of ties has mounted amazingly. One way to lower this cost, it has been found, is to improve the roads over which theties arebrought totide water. To the right of the picture convicts may be seen mixing clay and sand, to be used as a hard surface forthis Glynn County road, onthe outskirts of Brunswick, Ga.