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A highway links Southern California's Ventura and Hollywood freeways in 1953 — one of the crowning achievements of the "good roads" movement that actually began in the 19th century with bicycles. L. J. Willinger/Getty Images hide caption

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'Big Roads': From Tire-Killing Paths To Superhighways

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