Chattanooga-Dayton Pike
Now 2500 Block of Dayton Blvd.

8x10 Glass Plate Negative - SOURCE: Matt L. Brown Family

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The familiar knobs of Stringer’s Ridge on the left, railroad, and water tower at Pine Breeze Sanitarium all contributed to identifying this image as the Chattanooga-Dayton Pike, formally known as Dry Valley Road. Today, it's the 2500 block of Dayton Blvd.

Direction from Pine Breeze
Direction from Pine Breeze
Water tower at Pine Breeze matches that seen in the distance on the ridge.

Special Term - June 8, 1915

Hamilton County Quarterly Court - Judge Will Cummings

REPORT OF COMMITTEE NAMED TO DESIGNATE COUNTY PIKES AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE SPURLOCK ROAD LAW.

The Dixie Highway

Outside of cities, roads were dirt or gravel; mud in the winter and dust in the summer.

The Good Roads Movement occurred in the United States between the late 1870s by bicyclists. The rapid adoption of the automobile further propelled the cause into a national political movement.

The Dixie Highway , was organized in early December 1914 in Chattanooga. On April 3, 1915, governors of the interested states met at Chattanooga, and each selected two commissioners to lay out the route from Chicago to Miami. The name "Dixie Highway" persists in various locations along its original routes.