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Old Washington in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eisenhower Interstate System

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
1. Eisenhower Interstate System Marker
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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 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1956.
 
Location. 40° 2.333′ 

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By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
2. Eisenhower Interstate System Marker
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N, 81° 23.6′ W. Marker is in Old Washington, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Interstate 70, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Washington OH 43768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “S” Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Washington (approx. 2˝ miles away); Morgan’s Raiders (approx. 2˝ miles away); Morgan’s Raid in Old Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Old Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); Peacock Road (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cambridge (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Washington.
 
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By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
3. Bluestar Memorial Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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