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$5,000,000 FOR GOOD ROADS.

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American Government Topics:  League of American Wheelmen

$5,000,000 FOR GOOD ROADS.

The New York Times
January 6, 1900


L. A. W. to Work with Automobile People for Great Military Highways.

Special to The New York Times.

SCHENECTADY, N. Y., Jan. 5.—W. E. Underhill, Chief Consul of this division of the League of American Wheelmen and a prominent factor in the affairs of the National body, said to-day that the bill introduced in Congress recently providing appropriation of $5,000,000 for good roads throughout the Nation was a step on the part of the League of American Wheelmen toward preparing the highways of the country for the new conditions.

"The plan of the League of American Wheelmen in asking for this appropriation," continued Mr. Underhill, "is to secure the construction of three or four great military roads connecting large Eastern cities like Boston, New York, and Philedelphia, and extending from New York to Chicago by way of Albany.
"The significance of the project is only realized when it is taken in connection with the introduction of the automobile.  The organization desires to conserve the interests of the automobile people as will as its own members."

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