Somerset in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
“Father of the Interstate Highway System”
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 Services Association - the Road Information Program.
Location. 39° 59.951′ N, 79° 2.771′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerset PA 15501, 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. Blue Star Memorial Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wind Power (about 500 feet away); Flight 93 National Memorial (about 600 feet away); Harmon Husband (approx. 1.3 miles away); 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Adam Schneider (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerset County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerset County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.