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Presented by Robin Cole-Jett - The Red River Historian

When: 1/11/2018
5:45 PM
Where: Sherman Municipal Airport
1200 S Dewey Ave
Sherman, Texas 

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We view interstate and highway systems as simple and efficient conduits to take travelers quickly between geographic points. Though useful, talking about roads may seem a bit boring. However, the development of these roads is actually a  fascinating story. Join Robin Cole-Jett, the Red River Historian, as she traces the history of the "Good Roads Movement" that brought about the modern highway via rocky stage coach routes, jolly bicycle clubs, progressive politicians, vengeful ferry operators, and big, cumbersome military vehicles. There's a lot of history beneath the pavement!

For almost 18 years, Robin Cole-Jett has been publishing Red River Historian - a website devoted to the history of where the South meets the West. The website and publishing company has released four books on regional history, with another one about ghost towns on the way this year. When she's not traveling to interesting places in the Red River Valley, Robin teaches U.S. and Texas history at area community colleges.


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