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Description: Endorsed Jackson HighwayDate: July 19 1911
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 4
ENDORSED JACKSON HIGHWAY
Miss Alma Rittenberry is Getting Satisfactory
Returns From All Over the Country.
Birmingham, Ala., July 14.—The Jackson highway from Chicago to Mobile proposed by the Daughters of 1812 of Alabama is receiving endorsements from all over the country from municipal and state officials, commercial organizations and patriotic societies.
The idea of commemorating Jackson’s line of march, a monument of real historic value and of the kind that would best serve the present and the future generations has met with instant favor.
Miss Alma Rittenberry, chairman of the historical committee, has received letters from various interests all along the proposed route. The Indianapolis Board of Trade endorses the idea heartily and will do all in its power to further their project. Mayor H. A. Skeggs, of Decatur, Ala., accepts an invitation to serve on the committee. He says that nothing will do so much to elevate the people as good roads, and that the people of North Alabama are very much aroused over the question.
Miss Regina E. Rambo, Georgia’s woman delegate to the recent Good Road’s congress here, endorses the idea and accepts a place on the committee at large.
W. E. Batchelder has written endorsing the idea and pledging the aid of the American Automobile Association, of which he is chairman of the executive committee.