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  •  Crabgrass Frontier (4.00)
    There's a wonderful chapter in Ken Jackson's Crabgrass Frontier, about the surburbanization of America, called "The Drive-in Culture of Contemporary America." He discusses how the following developments have changed the landscape - natural, cultural, social, economic.
    1. Interstate highway system
    2. The Garage
    3. The Motel
    4. The Drive-in Movie
    5. The Gas Station
    6. The Shopping Center
    7. The Mobile Home
    8. Drive-in Restaurants, Banks, Churches, etc.
    9. Surburbs
    10. Office Parks

    "One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native land of hope." Wallace Stegner [-7.13 -6.97]

    by Mother Mags on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 01:15:33 PM PST

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