Detour road map of Tennessee showing state highway system
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This monthly road condition bulletin was published and distributed in November 1943, during Prentice Cooper's governorship, to show the location of construction projects and detours on Tennessee Highways. Detour roads are shown with a thick red line. At this time, there were detours on State Route 53 (between Byrdstown and Celina), State Route 16 (near Shelbyville), State Route 104 (Milan), State Route 57 (near LaGrange), and State Route 54 (between Brownsville and Covington). The text includes information for war speed (35 mph), historic points in Tennessee, and highway laws and rules.
The "war speed" reference on the map was part of a nationwide effort to conserve gasoline and rubber. In May 1942, some states began rationing these commodities, but in December 1942, President Roosevelt instituted it nationwide.
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- Tennessee State Library & Archives
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- Detour road map of Tennessee showing state highway system. 1943. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9838. (Accessed October 23, 2019.)
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- (1943) Detour road map of Tennessee showing state highway system. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9838
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