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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia uses convicts to help build out road system
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Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County. Around 1914, according to C.M. Strahan, Dean of the University of Georgia's School of Civil Engineering, said the college's "regular four-year course in civil engineering offers a three-hour-per-week option in highway engineering with additional work in road material, laboratory and field studies." In addition, Dean Strahan declared that, "A good roads department is in operation for road extension work under three officers, one of them employed constantly in the field offers advice and assistance by correspondence and by visits to Georgia counties."Bruce Hall's article, "Plans for Road Work in Georgia," in the journal, ‘Good Roads: Devoted to the Construction and Maintenance of Good Roads and Streets' (1917), discussed a new five-year program for road improvement in Georgia."
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