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Near Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eisenhower Interstate System

 
 
Eisenhower Interstate System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 14, 2019
1. Eisenhower Interstate System 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 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 these topic lists: Government & PoliticsMilitaryRoads & 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.
 
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39° 58.415′ N, 81° 51.56′ W. Marker is near Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker can be reached from Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (Interstate 70) 5 miles west of Ohio Route 82, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of the I-70 Westbound Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6865 Beauty Lane, Zanesville OH 43701, 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. Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier (approx. 1.9 miles away); Zane’s Trace Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Warren Pony Truss Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Motels (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mile Markers (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic National Road in Ohio (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic National Road (approx. 2 miles away); Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Eisenhower Interstate System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 14, 2019
2. Eisenhower Interstate System Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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