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Stuck in the Mud

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Photograph of the back end of a car, which is stuck in the mud near Hereford, Texas

Farm and Garden Rule-Book

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Use of the King road-drag

The use of the drag is more satisfactory if the road has first been crowned with a blade grader, but whenever this is not convenient and the traffic is not too heavy, the road maybe gradually brought to a crown by means of the drag (Fig. 19).

The surface of the average country road should be covered in one round…

The Use of the Split-Log Drag on Earth Roads

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The earth road is by far the most common type of highway in this country. Its cheapness in comparison with other types of construction and the absence in many sections of the country of rock, gravel, or other hard natural materials for road building will render its use necessary for many years to come.

There are at present in this country about…

The Road Drag and How It Is Used

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ROAD drags are inexpensive implements for maintaining earth, sand-clay, and gravel roads.

They may be made of sawed or round timber.

The cost of drags is from $2 to $10 each.

They usually are operated by one man and two horses.

Dragging should be done after rains, while the road is moist but not muddy.

Teams engaged in dragging…

Earth, Sand-Clay, and Gravel Roads

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According to recent statistics gathered by the Office of Public Roads and Rural Engineering, the aggregate length of all public roads in the United States is, roughly, two and one-half millions of miles. Of this total mileage, earth roads comprise about 89 ½ per cent, or considerably more than 2,200,000 miles; sand-clay nearly 2 per cent, or 44,000…

Earth Roads

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Drainage is the key to success in making earth roads, and constant watchfulness is the sure means of keeping them up after they are once well made. Water is destructive to any road, especially to a dirt road; therefore, drainage that will at once carry away rainfall or melting snow is absolutely necessary. Again, little breaks in the road may be…

Repair and Maintenance of Highways

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To preserve a properly built or repaired earth road, it has been repeatedly demonstrated that the best method is some system of continuous maintenance. Continuous maintenance prevents the necessity of extensive repairs and keeps the road always in good condition. The operations involved in maintenance are in one sense…

Road Grader Patent 884,497

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Be it known that I, DAVID WARD KING, a citizen of the United States, residing at Maitland, in the county of Holt and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Road-Graders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in road graders; and my object is to provide a simple, efficient…