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Near Concordia in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway

"Father of the Interstate Highway System"

 
 
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2019
1. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker
Inscription.  In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance the mobility of a growing nation. His dream originated in 1919 on an Army convoy from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California, a journey that took 62 days. On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the historic legislation that created the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the pay-as-you-go mechanism through which U.S. motorists have funded the construction and upkeep of the U.S. highway system. Today, that system stands as a monument to Eisenhower’s vision as a young Army officer—a legacy of safety and mobility that has brought all Americans closer together.
 
Erected by the American Traffic Safety Service Association and the Road Information Program.
 
Location. 38° 59.547′ N, 93° 35.206′ W. Marker is
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2019
2. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker
Front of the rest stop
near Concordia, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 70, at the Concordia Rest Area Eastbound stop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concordia MO 64020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul's College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wilk School Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Missouri Pacific Caboose (approx. 1.2 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 1.2 miles away); Concordia Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Civil War Casualties (approx. 1.2 miles away); Massacre Site / Concordia (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concordia.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in front of the rest stop. A duplicate marker can be found in the back; both are accessible from parking lots.
 
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 29, 2019
3. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker
This is the back part of the rest area; the marker is a duplicate from the one in front.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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