Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fast Facts: The 47,000-Plus-Mile U.S. Interstate System

Fast Facts: The 47,000-Plus-Mile U.S. Interstate System

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The interstate highway system was officially born on June 29, 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. Eisenhower’s interest in the concept was piqued during his tour of the German autobahn system in World War II, when he was Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. Initially, he saw its significance in terms of military logistics. Today, almost everything we use in daily life—food, apparel, furniture, appliances, tools, building materials, medical supplies, you name it—has spent some time on an interstate highway on its way to us. READ MORE ››

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