Transcontinental hard-surface highways extension of remarks of Hon. William P. Holaday of Illinois in the House of Representatives, May 28, 1928 by Arthur R. Hall

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Other titlesHoladay bill for transcontinental hard-surfaced highways :
Statementaddress of Arthur R. Hall before the Sixteenth Annual Convention of the United States Good Roads Association at Des Moines, Iowa, May 30, 1928.
ContributionsHoladay, William P. 1882-1946.
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Pagination16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14045936M

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