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Mapping Out Dixie Highway Route

― from Horseless Age, April 14 1915.


C. F. James, president of the Dixie Highway Association, announced last week that the association had selected part of the route of the projected road from Chicago to Miami, and that a call has been made for two conferences to determine the location of the remainder of the highway. The first conference is to be held in Chattanooga, Tenn., on April 15th and the second at Chicago, April 22nd. Under a resolution adopted at the Governors’ Conference on April 3rd, the location of the entire route was to be determined by a commission to be appointed by the Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.
A motion to give a voice in the selection of the route to the seven incorporators of the association was rejected. President James's statement said that the association had taken action because the failure of Governor Rye, of Tennessee, to name commissioners for that state was delaying the project. On April 8th Governor Ralston appointed the two Indiana members of the commission. Thomas Taggart, Democratic National Committeeman, and Carl G. Fisher, an automobile man, were selected by the Governor.


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