I'll be posting information about the highway this week and next in advance of the team that will be here on the 27th to document the route.
Caddo Herald, January 21, 1916
Bryan County Highway Association
Last night a meeting was held at Durant to organize the Jefferson Highway Association for this county at the call of Dr. Smith who is director in the state association, who is losing no time in getting Bryan County to work on its part of the road. We could not get a report of the meeting for this week, but from Director W. F. Dodd of the National Association we gather that the purpose of the meeting is to elect county officers of the Association and to secure sufficient funds for the preliminary surveying, log making, and pathfinding, so that when the route is officially promulgated Bryan county will have the road.
To be certain that this county stays on the map, we must have and keep our part of the highway in good shape, and since we have almost completed that part of the road, it remains only for us to keep it in good shape.
In the future years it is planned either to gravel or brick the highway- but the best that can be done now is to make a good dirt road of it, and as the means are at hand we can better it by surfacing with macadam or brick.
Caddo Herald, Jan. 28, 1916
At Durant last Thursday night an enthusiastic meeting was held for the purpose of organizing the Jefferson Highway for Bryan County. After the proposition and its value were explained by W.F. Dodd and Dr. J. B. Smith there was much more enthusiasm and more than half the amount assessed against Bryan County was raised.
The county officers of the association were elected as follows:
Dr. J. B. Smith, president
J.W. Crutchfield, vice-president
W.J. Head, secretary-treasurer
J.W. Crutchfield, J. L. Boland, H. T. Chiles, Caddo
Z.J. Morehead, Armstrong
Dr. J. B. Smith, W. J. Head, S.A. Whale, W.F. Pendleton, Durant
Dr. J.A. Wells, J.C. Kenton, Dr. McCarley, Calera
Tom Hamilton, Colbert
Bryan County thus already had done the preliminary work, and it indicates that when the time comes this county will be found doing all of her part.