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Exhibit Theme

Creating an Interstate Highway System

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A Senate committee obtained this...
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A Senate committee obtained this photograph in the 1940s.

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, Washington, D.C.

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