Given the information in this passage, what appeared to be an important post-World War II trend in the United States?

About the time of World War I, sharp-eyed entrepreneurs began . . . to see ways to profit from the motorist's freedom . . . Shops could be set up almost anywhere the law allowed, and a wide variety of products and services could be counted on to sell briskly in the roadside marketplace. A certain number of cars passing by would always be in need of gas. Travelers eventually grew hungry, tired, and restless for diversions. Soon gas stations, produce booths, hot dog stands, and tourist camps sprouted up along the nation's roadsides to capitalize on these needs. As competition increased, merchants looked for new ways to snag the new market awheel. Each sign and building had to visually shout: "Slow down, pull in, and buy. "Still more businesses moved to the highway— supermarkets, motor courts, restaurants, miniature golf courses, drive-in theaters. By the early 1950s, almost anything could be bought along the roadside.

Source: Excerpt from Chester H. Liebs, Main Street to Miracle Mile. Little, Brown and Company, 1985.

train travel

car culture

historic preservation

downtown renewal


Roadside commercial enterprises flourished with highway construction and car travel

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