June 29, 2006, marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal-Aid Highway Act, the law that led to America’s Interstate Highway System. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is celebrating the birth of the Interstate by sponsoring a re-enactment of the 1919 military convoy that inspired President Eisenhower to campaign for the Federal-Aid Highway Act nearly 40 years later.
The present-day convoy begins June 16 in San Francisco and concludes June 29 in Washington, D.C. Here is the complete list of stops:
Simultaneous events also are scheduled for:
In Walcott on June 23, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Iowa 80 TA Truckstop’s Trucking Hall of Fame Museum, which features antique trucks, old signs, gas pumps, engines and other trucking memorabilia.
For more information on the convoy, go to http://www.interstate50th.org.