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The Colossus of Roads, May 15

May 12, 2008:

Greg King, CalTrans historian and CSUS Public History Professor, will present "The Colossus of Roads: the Heritage of California's Highways" on May 15, 2008 , 5:15 - 6:30 PM in the Shields Library 2nd Floor Instruction Room. Professor King will trace the history of the California state highway system from the Mission Trails and El Camino Real to the Pasadena Freeway and the modern interstate, the vast road system that has been fundamental in shaping California's economic, social and political development. The illustrated presentation supports the current Shield's Library lobby exhibit "Romancing the Road: A Visual History of California's Roadways". The event is free and open to members of the campus and the community. For more information, please contact Miriam Hull, (530) 752‑1126, mjhull@ucdavis.edu.

 

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