Points of Interest in Churchill County

Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Marker
I-80 Rest Stop
Exit 83 (US 95 to Fallon)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Markers on I-80 in Nevada
Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway Markers on I-80 in Nevada
13 July 2010
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
"Father of the Interstate Highway System"

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 a 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 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 close together.

This sign commemorating the Eisenhower Highway was made possible by the following organizations:
American Traffic Safety Services Assoc. - The Road Information Program

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