The Caddo Herald
August 4, 1916
Good Road to Caney
We are informed that through the efforts of the people of Caney a good road is being built on the Jefferson Highway to the Bryan county line. Two new bridges are now under construction and when completed their part of the work will be in good shape.
A bridge is needed on this side of the line which Commissioner Nickels assures us will be built just as soon as the county can get to it so that this part of the Jefferson Highway will be in good shape.
Under the regulations of the State Highway Department no make-shift bridges will be allowed and when the bridges are built they will be permanent.
This means that the state is building for the years to come. It will cost a little more money but it will be cheaper in the long run.
We understand also that the road through Boggy bottom is improved so that it is now in fairly good shape. Further work will be done on this when the state convicts get down there to work.
Oklahoma Gets Highway
Oklahoma’s title to the Jefferson Highway is now bereft of all cloud, the board of directors of the Jefferson Highway Association in a general meeting at St. Joseph, Mo. Thursday having eliminated the states of Arkansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota from further consideration and designated as the one and final route the preliminary log of the transcontinental highway which was agreed upon at the New Orleans convention.
The news is contained in a letter received by the News-Capitol this morning from Paul Nesbitt, president of the Jefferson Highway Association in Oklahoma who attended the meeting. It was written immediately following the adjournment of the meeting. The letter says:
“At the meeting of the board of directors of the Jefferson Highway Association here today, a motion prevailed excluding the states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Arkansas from the official family of the association.
This was done for the reason that previously a motion had prevailed providing that there should be one main line of the Jefferson Highway and no branch lines would be considered. This was done because it was felt that there should be no cloud on the title of those states and counties through which the highway has been designated.
This finally determines the question so far as Oklahoma and Texas are concerned and no questions can hereafter be raised as to whether or not the proposed line through Arkansas is likely to prevail. The members from Oklahoma and Texas were warmly supported by the directors from the north part of the country and it is felt that most of the questions over the designation of the route are decided.