Moving Washington Timeline
The First Century of the Washington State Department of Transportation, 1905-2005
- PUBLISHED: September 2005
- SUBJECT LISTING: History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 128 Pages, 8.5 x 6.5 in, 300 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295985619
- Publisher: HistoryLink
From wagon trails to interstate highways, this book retraces how the leaders and employees of the Washington State Department of Transportation and their predecessors helped to shape Washington’s transportation system during a century of technological revolution and dramatic transformation of its communities and landscapes. Washington’s transportation system includes one of the nation’s finest road networks, an internationally renowned ferry system, passenger and freight rail, statewide airports, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and a myriad of other programs.
Authors & Contributors
Walt Crowley is the author of more than a dozen books on Northwest history and is director of HistoryLink.org, the free, nonprofit encyclopedia of state and local history in Washington. Kit Oldham is a staff historian for HistoryLink and a lawyer.
Transportation Before Statehood
1889-1920: On the Road
1921-1940: First Gear
1941-1960: Stop and Go
1961-1977: Pedal to the Metal
1978-2000: Changing Course
A New Century: 2001 and Beyond
A book that is both an information-packed reference and a hard-to-put-down collection of stories about every area of Washington.- Wenatchee World