Transport: Lincoln's Last Link

While a band blared before a reviewing stand and a crowd of 3,000 bellowed, two caravans ambled slowly toward each other one day last week across the bare Nebraska prairie near North Platte. First came Pony Express riders, followed by oxcarts, stage coaches, high-wheeled bicycles, "horseless carriages," and finally streamlined automobiles. Filing proudly past, they marked the climax of a ceremony which drew notables from miles around. Immediate reason for the celebration was that workmen had just finished 28 miles of new concrete road. More significant: Nebraska at last had a paved road...

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