Today in Celtic History
November 26, 1836

John Loudon McAdam.

November 26, 1836


John Loudon McAdam Scottish engineer who developed the macadam road died.


He recommended that roads should be raised above the adjacent ground for good drainage and covered, first with large rocks, and then with smaller stones, the whole mass to be bound with fine gravel or slag. In 1815, having been appointed surveyor ge

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