News for January 2018

Online collection documents building of the Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway map from 1915, from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

by Mary Morris

William Sydnor Gilbreath Sr. wanted to be remembered for his work as the driving force pushing the creation of the Dixie Highway, a paved route connecting the U.S. midwest to the south which was inspired by the east-to-west Lincoln Highway, and was the first highway to span the U.S.