The first road to be asphalted was the one in front of the church, starting at the foot of Casamata.
It was a great event for all people of Bangued, especially the young ones who had never seen a road roller that was fed by firewood, leaving a trail of burning embers behind.
Despite the hazard of stepping barefooted on the live coal, children persisted in running after the road roller just to be able to cling and ride on its back platform.
We watched very closely how they poured asphalt on the flattened stones and then rolled that down into a hardened pavement.
Everybody later on loved to walk barefooted on the asphalted road. It was our new experience to see a car passing by without any trail of dust behind.
The next road to be asphalted was the one in front of the Provincial Building, then all around the plaza.