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Federal Highway Act of 1956

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Car Stuck on a muddy Tennessee...
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Car Stuck on a muddy Tennessee road, ca. 1940

A Senate committee obtained this photograph in the 1940s. Congress studied the conditions of U.S. roads—like this muddy one in Tennessee—in the buildup to the interstate highway system.


Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives and Records Administration