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Interstate Highway System - 50th Anniversary


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  Listen to JFK at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Only one president has participated in the opening of an Interstate highway. On November 14, 1963, President John F. Kennedy helped cut the ribbon for the opening of the Maryland Northeastern Expressway-Delaware Turnpike on I-95. Following his assassination in Dallas, Texas eight days later, the turnpike was renamed the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway.

Ribbon Cutting Photo: Delaware Governor Elbert N. Carvel, President John F. Kennedy, and Maryland Governor J. Millard Tawes
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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26-Aug-2009 14:53:35 Eastern Daylight Time
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