Near Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Interstate and Defense Highways
Erected by Maryland Historic Trust - Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 41.483′ N, 77° 19.947′ W. Marker is near Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15) 0.1 miles north of Old Emmitsburg Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the north end of the bridge over Tom's Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Historic Emmitsburg, MD (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of St. Joseph's College (approx. 0.4 miles away); "To Lift a Nation" (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (approx. 0.4 miles away); White Ash Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); The White House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Firefighters Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
Also see . . .
1. The 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy. From the Eisenhower Presidential Library. (Submitted on June 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia Entry. “The Signal Corps filmed convoy events; and the civilians of the Goodyear band were transported from Chicago in one of the trucks. The Publicity Officer (Lt William B Doron) rode with Ostermann 2–10 days ahead of the main body, while the Recruiting Officer (Capt. Murphy) was 1–2 days ahead, and the Cook and Mess units were several hours ahead, Two motorcycles scouted about ½ hour ahead to report conditions and place markers. The 5th Engineers’ Company E of 2 officers and 20 men headed the main body with the artillery's 5½ ton Mack truck carrying a 5-ton Maxwell tractor (22,450 lbs total) in the lead followed by the machine shop and blacksmith shop trucks, and the (Submitted on June 24, 2017.)
3. Wikipedia entry for Interstate Highway System. “The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeways, or simply the Interstate) is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States. The system is named for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who championed its formation. Construction was authorized by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, and the original portion was completed 35 years (Submitted on June 24, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 17 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 25, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 24, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.