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  Kansas celebrates 50 years of Interstates


June 5 - the State Highway Commission named routes to be considered as Interstates. Included were:
    • US-24
    • US-40
    • US-50
    • US-81
    • US-69
    • US-75 from Topeka to the Nebraska state line

May 22 - the State Highway Commission asked that Interstate routes include:
    • Route 1 - from Kansas-Colorado line via Goodland, Hays, Ellsworth, Salina, Junction City, Topeka to Kansas City
    • Route 2 - from Oklahoma state line via Wichita, Newton, Emporia, Ottawa to Kansas City
    • Route 3 - the US-66 route in southeast Kansas


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