Road Development Conclusion
In less than 75 years, Wisconsin's road system, and much of the rest of the country's, went from a haphazard trail and road system to the present day modern road system. In this short period of time, the nation and its landscape were forever transformed by the automobile. Early horse and wagon trails were developed into a network of regional and transcontinental highways that were later expanded to include the federal interstate system. The automobile and the development of road networks to serve it have had an impact on almost every aspect of American life. The explosion of the automobile not only changed the way our nation traveled and did business, but it also influenced how cities are developed and planned, as well as our nation's rural and agricultural development. The automobile created a new vehicular culture that continues to have a strong influence on our nation's economy.
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