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The Dixie Highway was a United States automobile highway, first
planned in 1914 to connect the US Midwest with the Southern United
States. It was part of the National Auto Trail system, and grew out of
an earlier Miami to Montreal highway. The final result is better
understood as a small network of interconnected paved roads, rather
than a single highway. It was constructed and expanded from 1915
The Dixie Highway was inspired by the example of the slightly earlier
Lincoln Highway, the first road across the United States. The prime
booster of both projects was promoter and businessman Carl G.
Fisher. It was overseen by the Dixie Highway Association, and
funded by a group of individuals, businesses, local governments, and
states. In the early years the U.S. federal government played little
role, but from the early 1920s on it provided increasing funding, until
1927 when the Dixie Highway Association was disbanded and the
highway was taken over as part of the U.S. Route system, with some
portions becoming state roads.