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Roadscapes Wednesday: The First Freeways In America

Welcome to the Roadscapes Wednesday segment! Each week here on Geek Alabama, Roadscapes Wednesday will feature roads and infrastructure related topics. Geek Alabama Editor / Publisher Nathan Young is often called the “road geek” for a good reason, Nathan loves roads and loves talking about roads!

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, approving the construction of the interstate system, a group of controlled access freeways making their way all across America in a vein-like way, reaching every major city on the map. Most believe this to be where the idea of freeways in this country started, but they were actually used for decades before this act was signed. So today Beaver Geography is going to be going in-depth on Freeways before the interstate system existed.

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