America Builds: The Record of PWA

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AMERICA BUILDS


Chapter XIV Land Sea and Air

A YOUNG country struggling to extend its frontiers westward to the Pacific, trying to weld a wilderness into a Nation fostered new techniques of transportation to attain its goal. As a result, American history is the pageant of the stagecoach, the pony express, the canal boat, clipper ship, the steamboat, the railroad, the automobile, the airplane. These have been America's answer to the challenge to develop a means of communication to hold together a new, great nation.

The physical frontiers are nearly gone, but the pioneer spirit in transportation lives on. Time unrelenting in its passage demands greater speed on land, water, and in the air. The same spirit that led earlier Americans to develop

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Table of contents

  • Prefatory Note ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Contents vii
  • Section One ix
  • Chapter I - Theory and Facts 1
  • Chapter II - Men and Materials 17
  • Chapter III - Mandate of Congress 33
  • Chapter IV - Legal Framework 49
  • Chapter V - Loans and Bonds 61
  • Chapter VI - Engineering Blueprints 73
  • Chapter VII - Honest Dollars 83
  • Section Two 93
  • Chapter VIII - Chapter VIII the Federal Programs 95
  • Chapter IX - Electric Power 115
  • Chapter X - For Better Education 127
  • Chapter XI - AIDS to Health 141
  • Chapter XII - Sewage and Stream Pollution 155
  • Chapter XIII - Water is Life 169
  • Chapter XIV - Land Sea and Air 181
  • Chapter XV - For Government Business 195
  • Chapter XVI - Public Housing 207
  • Chapter XVII - Summary 219
  • Chapter XVIII - Case Histories 225
  • Appendix 263
  • Index 293
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