Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Powers, A. C.
Country roads, pp. 115-121 PDF (2.0 MB)
CONSM BOD anmble goodt In round numbers sal I there is odd to be 700,000 farmers in rock o IllinoisIowa an d ois c onn. Now this LI lippol , that on the average there are ten In suppo'etwe ten loads of grain and produce to be marktedand eedfuel and other ma- curbs, marketed n ed ol terial to be brought balk, say at a oftodollars a load. M~acadamize each I Of two b ae these roads and the same labor can performed for less than one half the benki cost, and this saving side I would build 15,000 miles of good oa se r at an outlay of $M_00 a mile. Appl this same rule to Wisconsin alone and woul4 adr an ed ue n term-crs dolar alodoacdillOec m rke sadtt aelao a b ae e eda fo estatnehl h ok buf 1500miewfoodrodsd this amarul toWiconin loe ed wul sonubli there I liftoll SUPPM ten IC market terial I Of two the" I perfor cost, I would at an this a A U7 a. grade. We would draw crushed r gravel upon the center line of ighwy to the depth of eight or ches, eight feet wide, placed be- planks that serve as temporary then with a road grader we reinforce our stone work at side twelve feet wide with earth from the sides, making our en- nent when completed 32 feet at p, sloping gradually to the out- gutter. For quite a portion of the this outside part of your road 1d be flne for light driving and the A Otline of 4 rod road with 8 ft. stone track. B Grade Of hl". C Distane around hill no greater than over it. the saving in twenty years would build stone part for heavy traffie. Sucha a atone road over every mile of high- rcad as this world be available at all way in the state and the saving in times, over which at all seasons of the wear and tear upon vehicles would year the market of the cities would be keep it in repair. accessible and protracted rains and general break ups would be no terror How to Build Country B0ads. to the traveling public, and the weight In building a road we would cut of the load be limited only by the dawn all hills of any magnitude to an strength of the wagon. A B C IL . -
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