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New Buffalo in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eisenhower Interstate System

 
 
Eisenhower Interstate System plaque, next to the Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 9, 2007
1. Eisenhower Interstate System plaque, next to the Welcome Center.
Inscription. During the presidency (1953–1961) of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, the National System of Interstate and Defense highways was finalized and signed into law. Gaining support for the Interstate Highway System required foresight and courage by President Eisenhower as he committed the Nation to an intensive program of road building.

This unprecedented public works project provided for high-speed highway facilities to connect major population centers throughout the United States. Much of the economic growth enjoyed by the United States can be directly attributed to the Interstate Highway System.

The mobility and safety enjoyed by motorists today are a direct result of President Eisenhower’s leadership and vision of the future.
 
Location. 41° 45.886′ N, 86° 44.484′ W. Marker is in New Buffalo, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is on Interstate 94. Touch for map. The Welcome Center is just past the state line (leaving Indiana, entering Michigan). Marker is in this post office area: New Buffalo MI 49117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 9, 2007
2. The Welcome Center
New Buffalo Welcome Center (within shouting distance of this marker); West Michigan Pike (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gordon Beach Inn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lakeside Inn (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Dewey Cannon (approx. 7.3 miles away); Battle of Trail Creek (approx. 7.5 miles away in Indiana); Camp Anderson (approx. 7.7 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Buffalo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,985 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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