Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Accustomed as we are today to paved highways, motor cars, steam railways, and airplanes it is difficult for us to picture the conditions of travel and transportation prevailing in Indiana in the early years of the last century. There were no canals, railroads, or pikes. All the streams except the Ohio were seriously obstructed by fallen trees, debris, snags, and sand bars. What wagon roads existed were frequently impassable and practically always bad.
Bridenstine, Freda L., "The Madison and Indianapolis Railroad" (1931). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 117.