The desire for good roads and highways is not a new one. As soon as man discovered the wheel and its possibilities, immediately he yearned for good roads, and, step by step, secured them.
I've traveled stretches of dirt road nearly untouched since the early days of the last century, and yet they're still perfectly drivable. I've camped where folks crossing the country in their overloaded Model T Fords once spent the night. I've seen ranches and stage stops that have been here for 150 years. Away from the pavement, at times I've felt like I've returned to the early 1900s and am seeing the country for the first time.