In these days of paved highways and of swift private transportation, accounts of early efforts to improve communications have a great interest. After American occupation of the territory of Florida, the inaccessibility of the only centers of population to each other soon attracted interest. This resulted in the projection and construction of the old Pensacola-St. Augustine highway, today an abandoned and almost forgotten route across the state, but interesting as the first instance of American road construction in Florida, as well as the fact that the eastern half would appear to follow one of the early Spanish routes from St. Augustine to Apalache.
Boyd, Mark F.
"The First American Road in Florida: Papers Relating to the Survey and Construction of the Pensacola-St. Augustine Highway, Part I,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 14:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol14/iss2/4