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" The road is that physical sign, or symbol, by which you will best understand any age or people. If they have no roads, they are savages; for the road is the creation of man and a type of civilized society. "
Michigan Historical Collections - Page 240
by Michigan Historical Commission - 1892
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Work and play [addresses].

Horace Bushnell - 1864
...subject those illustrations which are necessary to its social and religious import. The road is that physical sign, or symbol, by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads, they are savages ; for the road is a creation of man and a type of civilized society. If law is weak and society insecure,...
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Work and Play: Or, Literary Varieties

Horace Bushnell - Religion - 1864 - 464 pages
...subject those illustrations which are necessary to its social and religious import. The Eoad is that physical sign, or symbol, by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads, they are savages; for the Eoad is a creation of man and a type of civilized society. If law is weak and society insecure,...
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Pastors and people: a centenary memorial of Fish-street Congregational ...

George Thomas Coster - 1869 - 94 pages
...pass it by reason of the narrowness and badness of the road. " The road," says Dr. Bushnell, " is that physical sign, or symbol, by which you will best understand any age or people." The improvement in our roads is one of the little-heeded but useful proofs of our national progress....
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Rural Improvement

Birdsey Grant Northrup - Country life - 1880 - 52 pages
...usually care for them, and other objects are more urgent. Dr. Bushnell well says : " The road is that physical sign, or symbol, by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads, they are savages; for the road is the creation of man and a type of civilized society. If you wish to know whether society...
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The Road and the Roadside

Burton Willis Potter - Highway law - 1886 - 104 pages
...benefits mankind morally and intellectually as well as materially. " The road," Bushnell says, " is that physical sign or symbol by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads, they are savages ; for the road is the creation of man and a type of civilized society. If you wish to know whether...
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The Literary World, Volume 17

Literature - 1886
...have thought of making a book about roads and roadways ? Yet " the road,' said Dr. liushnell, "is that physical sign or symbol by which you will best understand any age or people." The great highway which connected Memphis in Egypt with Babylon on the Fuphrates was one of the wonders...
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Highway Improvement: An Address

Albert Augustus Pope - Roads - 1889 - 18 pages
...road gangs under the centurions of Julius Caesar's army. An eminent writer says : " The road is that physical sign or symbol by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads, they are savages, for the road is the creation of man, and the type of civilized society." The Romans were, without doubt,...
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Pavements and Roads: Their Construction and Maintenance

Edward Gurley Love - Pavements - 1890 - 410 pages
...the saving in time, and the wear and tear on vehicles. An eminent writer says : " The road is that physical sign or symbol by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads they are savages, for the road is the creation of man and the type of civilized society." The Best Roads.—The best...
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Road construction and maintenance: Prize essays reprinted from the ...

History - 1892 - 109 pages
...the saving in time, and the wear and tear on vehicles. An eminent writer says : " The road is that physical sign or symbol by which you will best understand...or people. If they have no roads they are savages, for the road is the creation of man and the type of civilized society." The Best Roads. — The best...
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Historical and Business Compendium of Ottawa County, Michigan, Volumes 1-2

Ottawa County (Mich.) - 1892
...H. Winchell, and his postoftke address is Eastmanville. ROADS, BRIDGES AND BUILDINGS. which you will understand any age or people. If they have no roads, they are savages, for the road is the creation of man and a type of civilized society." This is the motto on the title...
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