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Author Name:    REES, Ronald Images of Our Past series

Title:   New Brunswick's Early Roads : The Routes That Shaped the Province

Publisher:    Nimbus, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781551099347 

Seller ID:   98816

REES, Ronald. New Brunswick's Early Roads : The Routes That Shaped the Province. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2012). Pp. (3),[iv]-x,[1]-190. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated card covers with bluish-green spine. A volume in the Images of Our Past series. "Roads and road-making seldom attract much attention. Like fields, fences, and old stone walls, roads can seem so much a part of the fabric of a landscape that we need reminding that many of them were made intentionally. In New Brunswick, road-building was a great labour performed, as elsewhere, without fuss by often reluctantworkers drawn from a remarkably small population. Against heavy odds, by 1 930 New Brunswick had roads and a highway system that, in terms of quality and coverage, was the envy of many larger provinces. A new addition to the Images of Our Past series, 'New Brunswick's Early Roads' follows the development of the province's roadways through the era of post and milityary roads and the rise of the 'Good Roads' movement to the dominance of the automobile and paved highways. Over sixty remarkable black and white images document the astonishing process." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Military and Post Roads; 2. Settlement Roads; 3. Great Roads and Byroads; 4. Bridges;5. The Good Roads Movement; 6. Hard-Surfaced Roads. Very good. 15.00


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