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Turnpike Hype
The Cities Service Oil Co. and Asphalt Institute Movies


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  From a rather staid beginning, the Asphalt Institute's film about Turnpike construction moves into images of heavy machinery, and a long explanation of paving techniques (not part of this excerpt). Look for the ending crescendo, which builds up to an inspirational description of the Turnpike as an "outstanding engineering achievement."
  Excerpts from "Asphalt Institute Presents New Jersey Turnpike Construction" (the Asphalt Institute, early 1950s)
Films courtesy of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
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