Online Catalogue last updated 11th of September 2014
The book is a pictorial history of road building in the State of Ohio. Thirty seven pages are devoted to the construction of the Ohio Turnpike which began in 1954. The segment deals with most of the many In-State and Out-of-State contractors who handled contracts on that massive undertaking. Ohio firms like V. N. Holderman and Peirce as well as major out-of-state construction companies like Harrison Construction, J. A. Jones, and Western Contracting.
The rest of the book covers the construction of the original Interstate Highways, as well Primary and Secondary road construction in the State of Ohio. Forty road building contractors, the majority based in Ohio, are featured here. The well captioned images largely span the late 1930s through the 1960s.
You will learn the saga of one innovative contractor repowering Caterpillar DB tractors to create one of a kind "Tom Cats" and "Bearcats".
Agreat deal of the manufacturing base for construction equipment was located in Ohio during this period and the photos depict much of that machinery.
Over 300 b&w photos
Code No. 016744, 168 pages, ISBN 9780578140780, $50.00