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Highways Change the Face of America

Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower signed the act creating the Interstate Highway System.

It represents the largest earth moving project in human history -- so large that it's been called the "51st state."

As Frank Morris of member station KCUR reports, the highway system accelerated suburban development, changed shipping, leisure travel and American culture as a whole.

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