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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Unpaved, Good Intentions, 8-25-10

The dream: a Canada-to-Mexico superhighway. The reality: haggling.

In the 1980s, David Graham, a fifth-generation native of Daviess County in southwestern Indiana, started thinking about how to reverse the economic slide that since mid-century had beset what was once a dynamic agricultural and manufacturing region. He was too late to help his own family—his eight children were grown, and they had all moved elsewhere in search of better prospects. But Mr. Graham knew that Daviess couldn't afford the continued loss of industrious young people. He soon identified what he regarded as the main culprit: The vast network of interstate highways created by the Eisenhower administration's Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 never reached southwestern Indiana.

Read entire article at WSJ.com

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