SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Historical Society and other organizations are embarking on an effort to study the old Dixie Highway, a circa-1915 route from Michigan to Miami that was usually unpaved, often unmarked and is now largely forgotten.
The Savannah Morning News reports that the historical society will be the repository for new information and additional artifacts gathered by the Dixie Highway project.
The decade-long development of the highway helped ignite the birth of automobile tourism in Georgia. Its development coincided with the mass production of the affordable Ford Model T.
Historical Society President and CEO W. Todd Groce said the Dixie Highway was one of the first road systems in Georgia to connect cities with rural areas.
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