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Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway

Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway
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Title: Dedication of Wisconsin's First Expressway
Description: Dedication of Wisconsin's first expressway, a seven-mile stretch of Interstate Highway I-94 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are several government officials and Miss Concrete and Miss Black Top. Holding the large pair of scissors is Governor Vernon Thomson and to his right is Secretary of State Robert Zimmerman. Warren Knowles, who would later become governor, is also in the crowd.

Image ID: 1873
September 4, 1958 
Not known
City, State: Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal : Negatives, circa. 1955 - circa 1982
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Automobiles
Road construction industry
Beauty contestants
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Clothing and dress
Signs and signboards

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