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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1956

Dwight Eisenhower

 
 
1956 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1956 Marker
Inscription.  President Eisenhower signs bills authorizing the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. 42,500 miles of new high-speed limited access highways create a nationwide transportation network.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.528′ N, 77° 0.196′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1960 / 2000 (here, next to this marker); 1958 (here, next to this marker); 1947 (a few steps from this marker); Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer (a few steps from this marker); USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1956
1956 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1956 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Cantilever Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1970 / 2000 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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