Thursday, June 29, 2006



Today is the 50th anniversary of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. It was enacted on June 29, 1956.

It was the largest public works project in American history to that point in time, appropriating $25 billion for the construction of more than 40,000 miles of interstate highways over a ten-year period.

All in the name of national defense. I suppose it was to be expected from a military president.

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