Research Update

Last time I was at the Briscoe I spent the whole time sifting through old newspaper film. I stumbled across a citizen’s opinion about how the city of Houston needed to get it’s act together and pave some roads instead of trying to find a company to do it for them since that had not been working. However it appears the city was eventually able to pawn off the responsibility by forcing the electric car company to pave their roads. I’m going to continue going through newspapers tomorrow and will also be looking in the directories to see what year W. L. Macate started his cement supply business. I think that the city council conspired to force the streetcar company to pave the roads for them. The resulting expenses caused the railcars to go out of business but their newly built roads were quickly exploited by the emergence of automobiles.


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