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  • Natchez, Mississippi: Essay #26 In this monograph, the author devotes attention to four key services as they developed in antebellum Natchez: fire protection, gas lighting, sanitation, and streets.
  • Building The Canal To Save Chicago To accomplish the reversing of the flow of a river wouldn't be possible today. But to Chicago near the end of the 19th Century it became a matter of survival. It is an unlikely place for a large city, with flat topography, poor drainage, next to a lake and near to a river into the continent.
  • An Interview with James L. Martin This is the story of a man who considers himself a 4th generation public works person. He is APWA's most prolific author and one of the profession's greatest assets!