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Regency Celebrity: John Loudon McAdam, Bringing Progress Through Road Improvements: Macadamisation

John Loudon McAdam (21 September 1756 – 26 November 1836) was a Scottish engineer and road-builder. He invented a new process, “macadamisation,” for building roads with a smooth hard surface that would be more durable and less muddy than soil-based … Continue reading

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