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Calendar of Industrial Pioneers

Nature volume 110, page 721 (25 November 1922) | Download Citation



November 26, 1836. John Loudon McAdam died.—The great improver of road-making, McAdam began his experiments in Ayrshire, continued them at Falmouth, where he was a contractor for the Navy, and in 1815 was made surveyor general of the Bristol roads, where he introduced the method of forming a bed of stones broken into angular pieces. His process was gradually adopted with great advantage to commerce in all parts of the world.

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