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Freedom of the American Road (Part II)



Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film shows community efforts to improve and increase safety on the Bayshore Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area; congestion in Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle redevelopment area; the economic benefits of Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128; and safety education in St. Joseph, Missouri. Narrator: Westbrook van Voorhis.                                              
 
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Video Information
Year: 1955
Genre: Ephemeral
Keywords: Infrastructure: Roads;San Francisco: Infrastructure;Manifest destiny;
Duration: 00:10:35
Color: No
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: n/a
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company
Contributing Organization: Internet Archive
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2001
Digitizing Organization: Internet Archive

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