(U.S. Highway 80)In the early 20th century, soon after the development of the automobile, travelers, city officials and others began planning for a network of paved overland routes. In the era before the advent of the interstate highway system, road associations provided the vision and the promotion, and states and municipalities provided necessary capital. Early results were piecemeal and inconsistent, but the Good Roads Movement, the National Highway Association and similar organizations continued efforts to improve routes on a national scale. In 1914, the Automobile Club of Savannah, Georgia, proposed an "all-seasons" route stretching from its home base to Los Angeles. Interested towns and parties formed the Dixie Overland Highway Association (DOHA), with offices in Columbus, Georgia. The route, which passed through 75 U.S. counties, including Kaufman, was partially opened by the 1920s, with the western terminus later changed to San Diego.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 736842 N 3626170|
|Decimal Degrees||32.74793333, -96.47215000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 44.876', W 96° 28.329'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 44' 52.56" N, 96° 28' 19.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||972, 214, 469|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 204 S Bois D Arc St, Forney TX 75126, US|
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