Blue Mound Road, Wisconsin's first divided highway

Blue Mound Road

Originally built as a federal road in the 1830s, Blue Mound Road extended from Milwaukee west to Blue Mounds, where the project ran out of money and was thus stopped. Blue Mound Road became a four-lane highway in the 1920s, one of the first of its kind, as state senators used it regularly to travel between Madison and Milwaukee.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Automobile Culture
Creator: McCoy, Robert; Hauser, Stephen
Pub Data: 1946. National Museum of American History.
Citation: McCoy, Robert; Hauser, Stephen. "Blue Mound Road." (1946). Online facsimile at:
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