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HOSE who have been longing for the good old days may find them in Chillicothe, Missouri.
The high-speed living of the past forty years-building up centers of population around railway terminals, making dollars grow in the deserts, changing our ideas of distance-has had its definite advantages. It has brought us better clothes, more material comforts, a wider sophistication; but until recently there has been felt the loss of neighborliness, good fellowship, and independence that obtained in the days when commerce was over the turnpike.
In the early development of this country cities prospered which were located at the head of navigation or were situated on main highways, such as the Boston Post Road; but when steel rails began to span the continent population had to follow them or be left out of the tide of events. The very life of a town depended on its ability to connect with some big railway system. Hundreds of communities were necessarily unable to accomplish this ambition and dwindled away. The turnpike lost its significance. The rattling buggy and creaking farm wagon were unable to keep up with the swift pace of progress set by the roaring locomotive.
Near the beginning of the twentieth century, however, there came a new instrument into human affairs whose effect on the lives and happiness of the average man is just beginning to be realized. This instrument was the motor vehicle. Twenty years ago there were less than thirty thousand of these contraptions snorting around the country, scaring horses and increasing the use of vivid Vocabularies. To-day there are over ten million motor cars and trucks on the roads, or an average of one to every ten persons.
Sinclair Lewis in "Main Street" and "Babbitt" has indicated how intensively the automobile has permeated the conversation and the living of the average American citizen. Babbitt finds in his car an outlet for creative desires, a sense of release, a matter of pride. Others have discussed what the car and truck have meant to the farm population, or again how it has developed suburban life, or yet again its effect on the recreation and business possibilities of the individual.
But Chillicothe, Missouri, exemplifies in a striking way the effect of motor transport upon the town.
Chillicothe calls itself the "Highway City." It has in a sense returned to the old-time characteristics of the turnpike town. There are railways there, but the outstanding feature of its life and growth is its location on twenty-eight highways, eleven of which are National thoroughfares.
The growth of Chillicothe in the past twenty years has been not so much in terms of population as in the well-being
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of its individual citizens. Bank deposits in the city have increased from $2,860,000 in 1917 to $4,000,000 in 1921.
It is a city of complete material wellbeing, as with a population of 10,000 there are 2,000 homes owned by individual families. In the current year $2,000,000 is being spent in private building and public works projects, the largest amount that has ever been spent in one year for the development of the city. The growth of motor transportation has demanded the building of a new hotel and has stimulated the remodeling and building up of the main business streets of the city.
Among the developments of the last decade are a new court-house erected in 1914, a Federal building completed in 1916, and a modern theater constructed in 1920.
The town has 14 churches, 2 daily papers, 15 school buildings, 2 modern hospitals, and a municipally owned water and light plant.
Chillicothe is the home of 300 traveling salesmen, who find it a convenient location, as the city is on the highway between Chicago and Kansas City, between Omaha and St. Louis, and between Minneapolis on the north and the highway to New Orleans on the south. Two through routes from coast to coast pass through the streets of Chillicothe which have twenty-five miles of paved surfaces.
Chillicothe, as an example of the small city of the new age, indicates how the advantages of urban life may be secured without its accompanying congestion and high rents. When the only means of swift modern transportation was the railway, it became necessary for the man who wanted city life to move into town and stay there, but to-day motor transport enables a man ten and twenty miles out of town to drive in for his shopping and entertainment without sacrificing the freedom and spaciousness of rural conditions.
We are, then, going forward into yesterday, a yesterday which saw a high degree of civilization in small groups of population, a yesterday of lower rents, with house and land for every family. Coupled with that yesterday are the advantages of to-day-the swifter means of locomotion, improved school buildings, all the comforts of modern life. We are achieving again the spirit of the old New England township, augmented, however, by the conveniences and satisfactions of the new age.
Chillicothe, indeed, is but one example of the effect of highways on the standard of living. Professor C. J. Galpin, now of the United States Department of Agriculture, when at the University of Wisconsin made some illuminating studies of rural life in relation to roads. His investigation showed that around an average trading center there is usually a country population as large as or larger than the number of persons living in the town itself. Where good roads exist, it becomes clear, then, that a city of 10,000 can offer the advantages of a center of
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These Wisconsin studies, which were undertaken before the present development of motor transportation, showed that the number of children attending high school was closely related to road conditions in a given community. They indicated that these same conditions affected other contacts with the outside world. A list was made of twenty institutions, such as the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, the Women's Club, the I. O. O. F., and the Grange. Each family in this county was queried as to whether it belonged to any, and how many, of the twenty institutions. It was found that the nearer one got to the town, the greater was the number of associations to which the average family belonged. Conversely, those living farther out had fewer contacts, and many families were found on the back roads who did not belong to one institution. This is the type of isolation which modern motor transportation is breaking down.
Perhaps the most valuable element in the life of yesterday was its independence. The community and the individual were relatively self-sufficient; both controlled their own transportation. We are coming to that state again today. The county may not be on the main highway, but it can readily build a road to connect with some main highway. Through this connection it is put in touch with the activity of the rest of the world. It has an outlet for its goods. It is assured of a tie-up with some main railway terminal. It has in effect created a spur-line route to its own front door.
So rapidly has the machine age de veloped that the question has often arisen whether man's own inventiveness might not be destroying him. Could he stand the pace of an industrial center? Would machinery result in the centralized control, stamping out the individual? There have been these dangerous tendencies, but there has also been an element of release from hard labor and saving of time in the progress of modern invention. Perhaps foremost on the social side has been the social influence of motor transportation eloquently attested by the two thousand individually owned homes of Chillicothe.
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