"I really enjoyed reading your book over the weekend. It must have taken a great deal of effort to put together. I can see your passion weaving through it.
Great job. Now I can't wait to take a leisurely trip up 88 now that I have some background and history."
April 3, 2020 (6:30 pm)
Bullion Plaza Cultural Museum
Roadbuilding Pioneers presentation
Transportation historian Rick Powers gives us another great story, this time about a father and son from our area... the father helped build the first roads, and the son became an engineer and helped build the first highways.
First Friday programs are co-hosted by Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum in Miami. These programs are always free.
“A Century of Change – From Dusty Trails to Superhighways”
ARIZONA HISTORY CONVENTION 2020
April 16-18, 2020
Casino Del Sol
The history of the Arizona’s highway system is an amazing story that transformed the state into the mega tourist
destination of today. When explorers first entered the territory, access was achieved by foot or horseback. There
were no paths or trails to follow, as more people started to visit the area, a series of dusty trails were worn into the
rugged ground. As time and technology advanced, so too did Arizona’s road system.
Richard L. Powers, PE