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Bruce Epperson Collection

Identifier: SPC8055

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a manuscript of Bruce D. Epperson’s book about the finance and technology of the first modern highways in the South including: Ingraham Highway, Tamiami Trail, and Conners Highway. It includes news articles and magazine clippings, ranging from 1899 to 1953, that detail the advancement of the road systems through Florida due to the 1920s Florida land boom and the creation of a highway funding system based on fuel taxes. The collection also details maps that show highways as they were before and after their development.


  • 1899-1953

Biographical / Historical

Bruce D. Epperson is a retired transportation planner, with published technical works on various aspects of urban transportation planning for the Federal Highway Administration, the Transportation Research Board and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.


2.00 boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
11200 SW 8th Street, GL 422
Miami FL 33199 US