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Subject: Re: [Leica] wimpy slightly drunk dutchman
From: "Will" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 18:10:09 -0800
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Mark Rabiner writes:
|| dirt roads or paved roads? I think paveing the roads was
the big deal.
| And who invented the highway (freeway)?
| And who invented the freeway interchange? (spaghetti
paving with cobblestones and the roads still exist.

and because of the military nature of the roads, running
them on the high ground so they could march 12 abreast.

and high crowns and good drainage which make modern driving
a nightmare.

the ideal road to move an army down 12 abreast on the high

We know who brought the idea of an autobahn to fruition and
we know that President Eisenhower was responsible for the
Interstate system in the US as a Defense Highway System.
(So why has the interstate system deteriorated faster than
the Roman roads???   You took the big U-haul trip - try to
explain it...)

Hope the guy who invented the modern interchange was named
Dr. Clover Leaf


Regards, Bill Larsen who is fascinated with Roman roads...

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