This refers to old Main Street or the “Old Highway” of Caddo. I would love to see our section restored and designated once again with the old JH logo.
The Caddo Herald
July 7, 1916
Jefferson Highway Progress
News of great interest to this locality has been received by W. F. Dodd of this city, who is a Director of the Jefferson Highway which extends from Winnipeg to New Orleans.
J. D. Clarkson, the General Manager, has just returned to headquarters at Des Moines, Iowa after an extended trip over the highway and elsewhere in the interest of the work. While at Detroit he explained the plans for pushing the construction of the road to the Chalmers Motor Company and the Company donated one of its 3400 R.P.M. touring cars for the use of the General Manager, to be fitted up as a traveling office with all possible modern conveniences, including a Dictaphone, to be driven by power from the magneto of the automobile. The car will be shipped to Des Moines in a few days.
Auto Equipped as Office
With this equipment Mr. Clarkson will spend three weeks of every four during the summer on the road, spending the fourth in Des Moines for necessary office work and the publishing of the Jefferson Highway Declaration, the official publication of the road.
Gravel, Oil and Machinery Donated
During the recent trip to St. Louis, Mr. Clarkson was assured of special freight rates for the hauling of 500 carloads of gravel which have been donated for hard surfacing a stretch of road on the Highway and while in Chicago last week he received a donation of a quantity of road oil to be used on the Highway. More oil can be secured if satisfactory arrangements can be made for its use and the Russell Grader Company of Minneapolis have tendered any of the machinery that the company manufactures, which can be used with the demonstration tram of road-making machinery which is to be put on the road to build a sample mile of 365 Day Road in each of the 81 counties on the Highway that qualifies for its use under the Association rules.