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Near Wadsworth in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway

"Father of the Interstate Highway System"

 
 
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 21, 2016
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 American Traffic Safety Services Association.
 
Location. 39° 36.183′ N, 119° 20.201′ W. Marker is near Wadsworth, Nevada
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 21, 2016
2. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker - wide view
Located conveniently close to the bathrooms. Just in case....
, in Washoe County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wadsworth NV 89442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Drink of Cold Water (within shouting distance of this marker); Wadsworth (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rush to the River (approx. 5.3 miles away); America's First Transcontinental Highway (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the exterior (south) wall of restrooms at the Wadsworth Rest Stop (Westbound).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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