Why Do We Have Turnpikes?

Nov 15, 2016

Delsia Malone

During a drive from Michigan to Ohio, my husband and I stopped at a rest area and noticed a 60th anniversary sign for the Ohio Turnpike. We both walked forward in wondrous amazement and began reading around the small room honoring the turnpike. My mind immediately flooded with questions. Why was the turnpike created? How many states does the turnpike span? Whose wonders birthed the turnpike? Does the turnpike connect more than one state? Where does the turnpike begin? Where does the turnpike end? My husband and I anxiously read around the room in search of answers. As my husband, Steve, read around the room, he recalled some of the timeline events from his youth. It was so exciting to watch Steve as drifted down memory lane using the history of the turnpike. Enjoy the pictures and checkout Wonder #997.


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