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  United States Highway 61
Highway 61 is the popular name for a United States highway that runs from New Orleans through Memphis and Chicago through Hibbing, Minnesota all the way to Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada.
Both Son Thomas[?] ("Highway 61") and Mississippi Fred McDowell ("61 Highway") wrote songs about it, and many Mississippians, such as Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley took the blues to Chicago along the route.
The junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 was the famous crossroads where Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for mastery of the blues.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > United States highway
As these highways were coordinated and partially funded by the United States Federal Government (as opposed to state and local roads), they are sometimes referred to as "Federal Highways".
Unlike the later Interstate highway system, roads on the United States highway system are not usually controlled-access roads: many are the main streets of the cities and towns they run through.
The Interstate highway system of limited access highways was begun in the 1950s to supplement this United States highway system, not to replace it.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States highway   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The numbers are coordinated by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in which the only current federal involvement is a non-voting seat for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The major routes were named for American Presidents; for example the Lincoln Highway ran from New York City on the Atlantic coast to San Francisco on the Pacific; the Jefferson Highway from New Orleans north to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Such obsolete highway names survive only in scattered locations in the United States, mostly on old highway routes that have been bypassed by later larger highways and now are used mostly by local traffic.
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 US Highways: Sign History
Many states balked at this and on August 4, 1925, the state name was reinstated, and the "State" "US" "number" format formally adopted.
The six point US highway shield is still the highly recognizable symbol of the road system that binds the country together, from doorstop to doorstop.
The affection for the old road along the interstate is such that the states along the route have to protect the remaining original US shields from souvenir hunters and collectors.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: U.S. Route 630   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A mile is a unit of distance (or, in physics terminology, length) currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 63,360 inches.
When decommissioned in 1932, the highway's eastern terminus was in Weiser, Idaho, at an intersection with US 95.
This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway.
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 U.S. Highway system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As these highways were coordinated by the United States Federal Government in the early days, they are sometimes referred to as Federal Highways.
The numbers are coordinated by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in which the only current federal involvement is a non-voting seat for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Jefferson Davis Highway ran from Washington, DC to Blaine in Washington State near the border with Canada.
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 United States Map - Maps of United States
The United States federal government produces hundreds of maps of the United States, ranging from general reference maps to thematic maps which focus on United States history, resources, agriculture, transportation, military installations, recreational areas, and other themes.
A wealth of United States maps is stored in the vaults of map libraries, historic societies, and land offices.
Thematic Maps from the United States Census Bureau.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America
That river separates the United States from the Republic of Mexico until at the city of El Paso it turns northward; from that point to the Colorado River an arbitrary line marks the boundary of the two republics.
In examining the constitutionality of a state law one is to assume that the state legislature has power to pass all acts whatever, unless they are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States or by the constitution of the state.
It also provides that the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states; for the return of fugitives from justice and for the admission of new states.
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 United States Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States of America—also referred to as 'the United States', 'the US', 'the USA', 'America' (more loosely), 'the States' (colloquially), and 'Columbia' (poetically)—is a federal republic of 50 states, located primarily in central North America.
Congress can legislate to constrain the President's executive power, even with respect to his or her command of the armed forces; however, this power is used only very rarely—a notable example was the contraint placed on President Richard Nixon's strategy of bombing Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
Puerto Rico's first language is Spanish, and while it is a US territory not a state its citizens have similar rights and their migration has a significant linguistic impact on New York State and other areas.
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 U.S. Highway 31 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama.
All of US 31 between Ludington, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana is divided highway; some of it is freeway, including a bypass of South Bend, Indiana; the segment between South Bend and Indianapolis is scheduled for upgrade or replacement with Interstate-standard freeway.
US 31 is the parent route of U.S. Highway 131, almost entirely in Michigan; U.S. Highway 231, which comes within a few miles of connecting Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico; and U.S. Highway 331, connecting Montgomery, Alabama with Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
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 united states map (usa)- Detailed map of united states   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States of America is often called "The Land of Opportunity" and in no area is that more true than when it comes to travel.
The 50 individual states of America compare favorably in size and population with the various countries of Europe.
The West Coast, from the state of Washington to California, is well known for its relaxed atmosphere.
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