Backsights, An Annotated Bibliography

Report No: 83-R30

Published in 1983

About the report:

"Backsights" is a continuing series of articles on transportation history appearing in the Bulletin of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation. Prepared in 1972, the first article carried the following editorial announcement: " This is the first in a series of historical articles by Mr. Newlon and other contributors that the Bulletin hopes to print, more or less regularly, during the next several months". Needless to say, the series has stretched out to a much greater length than "the next several months" and has over the years employed the talents of a number of people both within and without the Department to write on the many transportation related aspects of history. While Howard H. Newlon, Jr. and Nathaniel Mason Pawlett have been authors of the major portion of the articles, historical society personnel and academics are also represented.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Nathaniel Mason Pawlett

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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