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Interesting read about something we take for granted these days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aid_Highway_Act_of_1956

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  •  MacFarsider: 
     

    It seems the more there is to history, the more credit goes to the advancements of the Germans because they made the advancements first. 

     
     20 days ago 
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  •  beatleguy: 
     

    Ya know it wasn't really all that long ago that travel was only by train or Horse & buggy!

    We've sure messed up the Landscape haven't we?

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  ghostrider: 
     

    I remember the dirt road stories..even dug up cobble stone..another big stone brick like things.and reg brick.shesh.still bunch sidewalk in marietta and maytown that still has a little brick..from way back...even stories of the huge covered bridge that went cross the susquehanna back in the civil war and got torched..some fight i guess having to do with capitol place ment or something..i forget the whole story.been many yrs.so i can use a little age to help the forgetfulness..lol

     
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  •  legacycowgirl: 
     

    I hate the major highways but they are nice for travel getting  from A to Z. But give me the country roads.

    We would pile in the LTD and go all over growing up and Mom loved those highways to put the petal down and fly. She took us clear down to Springfield one morning to buy a rug loom. Those were the good times. We slept in the back of the Ford Station Wagon and packed a picnic lunch.

    I liked riding on the back roads on Dad's truck tailgate going from place to place the best. Staring down at the dusty road.

    Then one day they put in state rt 13 bypass here. Always noise now.

     
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  •  viccles2004: 
     

    I remember my grandmother telling stories about when they first put in a road that went past their house. It was just dirt at first and horses were used, and they had guys who camped out in their yard while working on it when she was a child.

    Fast forward to when I was a child and then were putting in Interstate 29 in Northwest Missouri. The first time we drove on it, we got lost and got off at the wrong turn off. But it sure made a lot shorter trip when visiting Grandma. I missed winding thru all of those small towns along the way. I don't imagine there is much of them left.

     
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    •  MacFarsider: 
       

      You all probably got lost because of the racket you kids were making in the backseat. 

       
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      Missouri 70 and 44 claim to be the first interstate construction. You were pretty close to the beginning of things weren't you!!

       
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      •  viccles2004: 
         

        Well actually....(if I remember right) it was the last section of the interstate to be completed. We lived in Lincoln at the time and I always thought it was odd that they started at both ends and met in the middle.....I have visions of the two roads being off and there being a huge loop to meet up! lol

         
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        •  ghostrider: 
           

          {#}  called running you in circles..haha..

           
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        •  VeroMariquita: 
           

          {#}

           
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    •  VeroMariquita: 
       

      I lived in Charleston WV during most of the interstate construction. My parents still lived out here in the boonies and it was a two-hour trip for me to  visit them. I remember "trying out" the new sections of highway and feeling so elated at how much time it was going to cut from that long drive.

       
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  •  VeroMariquita: 
     

    Can you even begin to picture our country without these roads?

     
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  •  VeroMariquita: 
     

    So where actually was the first Interstate highway built?

     
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    •  MacFarsider: 
       

      Interstate 295 would be my guess. 

       
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