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Near Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Section of Interstate Opened in United States

 
 
First Section of Interstate Opened in United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2012
1. First Section of Interstate Opened in United States Marker
Inscription.

Next 8 Miles

Under 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act
November 14, 1956

 
Erected by US Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 39° 3.481′ N, 95° 52.87′ W. Marker is near Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is on Interstate 70 west of Valencia Road (I-70 Exit 350), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Topeka KS 66615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sioux Quartzite Boulder (approx. 5.7 miles away); Potawatomie Baptist Manual Labor Training School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mission Kitchen Garden (approx. 5.7 miles away); Trails across Kansas (approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); Gettysburg Address (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Martin Luther (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker along the eastbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 358.
 
Regarding First Section of Interstate Opened in United States.
First Section of Interstate Opened in United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2012
2. First Section of Interstate Opened in United States Marker
Looking west
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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