Invisible Networks: Exploring the History of Local Utilities and Public Works
This work explores public works as a part of community history. It: examines visible structures and identifies the tools for exploring their history; looks at invisible networks that tie homes to communities and communities to regions; and examines the financers, builders and users of public works.
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Why Explore the History
Basic Tools for Exploring Public Works History
Networks That Tie Homes to a Community
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