June 29th, 1956 – US Highway Act passed. Ooh, here comes the great car economy…

According to Wikipedia, on this day in 1956, The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

I need to track down that quote from Noam Chomsky’s World Orders, Old and New, which quotes Eisenhower as approving of the Highways system for putting a ‘nice floor under the economy’….  Yes, quite.

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