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John Loudon McAdam

(1756—1836) builder and administrator of roads


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(1756–1836),

road surveyor. The eponymous inventor of a durable, smooth road surface, McAdam helped take long-distance road transport in Britain to a peak of speed and efficiency in the 1820s and 1830s.

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Subjects: British History — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


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