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COMMISSIONERS SELECT DIXIE HIGHWAY ROUTE

Organization Completed with Election of Officers—Sections Must be Completed in a Year—Chicago to Miami.

― from Horseless Age, May 26 1915.

 

Several important actions were taken during the final session of the Commissioners appointed to select the route for the Dixie Highway from Chicago to Miami, which was held at Chattanooga, Tenn., on Saturday, May 22nd. These commissioners were appointed by the governors of the states through which the route will lead. The commissioners elected officers, adopted a charter, formed a permanent organization of 21 directors, comprising the fourteen commissioners and the seven original incorporators, and selected the route of the highway. A resolution was adopted providing that the various links in the highway must be completed within a year.
The following officers of the association were elected: President—C. E. James, Chattanooga, Tenn.; vice-presidents—M. M. Allison, Tennessee; H. L. Gordon, Ohio; Thomas Taggart, Indiana; W. T. Anderson, Georgia; G. W. Saxon, Florida; H. B. Hanger, Kentucky; Richard J. Finnegan, Illinois; secretary-treasurer—W. R. Long, Chattanooga; executive committee—The president and secretary, and Carl G. Fisher, Indianapolis; Richard Hardy, Chattanooga; Clark Howell, Atlanta.
The routes selected follow:
West—Chicago, Momence, Watseka, Hoolestown, Danville (Ill.), Covington, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Martinsville, Bloomington, Bedford, Paoli (Ind.), Louisville, West Point, Elizabethtown, Cave City, Bowling Green, Russellville (Ky.), Springfield, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Sewanee, Monteagle, Chattanooga (Tenn.), Lafayette, Summerville, Rome, Cartersville, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Griffin, Barnesville, Macon, Americus, Albany, Thomasville (Ga.), Tallahassee, Live Oak, Lake City, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palm Beach. Miami (Fla.).
East route—(Joining west route at Indianapolis), Richmond (Ini.), Dayton, Cincinnati (Ohio), Covington, Williamstown, Georgetown, Lexington, Richmond, Cumberland Gap (Ky.), Knoxville, Rockwood, Dayton, Chattanooga (Tenn.), Dalton, Calhoun, Atlanta, McDonough, Jackson, Macon (Ga.). East route from Macon to Jacksonville to be selected later.

 

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