General Roy Stone, head of the Office of Road Inquiry, was using his position to revive the vision of a national system of highways, specifically “an Atlantic and a Pacific coast line joined by a continental highway extending from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco.”
Source: Are We There Yet? Building America’s Transportation Infrastructure Network, written by John Yow. The book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
What happened in the world in 1903 . . .
- King Alexander of Serbia and his wife are assassinated by conspirators;
- Henry Ford organizes Ford Motor Co.;
- The Wright brothers make aviation history with their first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C.; and
- Ottawa Silver Seven wins the Stanley Cup.