Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wisconsin's Most Excellent "First"

I didn't know this:

By late 1917, with all surveys and field reconnaissance completed, the State Highway Commission laid out a system of 5,000 miles of numbered state trunklines on paper. During one week in May of 1918, all route designation signage was erected and Wisconsin became the first in the world with a signed system of route-numbered highways.

HT: Headless

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