Camino Del Norte: How a Series of Watering Holes, Fords, and Dirt Trails Evolved Into Interstate 35 in Texas
I-35 connects Dallas and Fort Worth with Austin, San Antonio, and Laredo en route to ancient towns in Mexico, linking millions of people. Erlichman asks how and why this Camino del Norte (the Northern Road) developed as it did, exploring such issues as pre-Columbian cultures, road and bridge building techniques, Indian tribes, railroad developments, and military affairs along the way.
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