PBS: Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway

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PAVING THE WAY relates the little-known story of how most Americans first reached the national parks - via one of the longest motor routes of the day, the Park-to-Park Highway. The two-part series traces the key players and obstacles involved in creating the highway, the pioneering 5,000-mile drive to all 12 National Parks (before gas stations and paved roads), the "See America First" civic movement and the first stirrings of the great American road-trip.

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PAVING THE WAY relates the little-known story of how most Americans first reached the national parks - via one of the longest motor routes of the day, the Park-to-Park Highway. The two-part series traces the key players and obstacles involved in creating the highway, the pioneering 5,000-mile drive to all 12 National Parks (before gas stations and paved roads), the "See America First" civic movement and the first stirrings of the great American road-trip.

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At a time when train travel to the National Parks was only for the wealthy, this program follows the convergence of U.S. Land being set aside for all people, the development of the “autos for the everyman” and the need to escape the drone of WWI and t
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