Jefferson Highway

The Jefferson Highway was an automobile highway stretching through the central United States from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jefferson Highway was replaced with the new numbered US Highway system in the late 1920s. Portions of the highway are still named Jefferson Highway, for example, the portions that run through Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Osseo, Minnesota, and Wadena, Minnesota.

It was built in the 1910s as part of the National Auto Trail system.

The Jefferson Highway was inspired by the east–west Lincoln Highway.

It was nicknamed the "Palm to Pine Highway", for the varying types of trees found at either end.

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Louisiana Highway 73 - History
... When the Jefferson Highway auto trail was designated in 1916, Clay Cut and Hope Villa Roads became part of the new road (there is now another Claycut Road in Baton Rouge, located south of the present-day LA-73) ... When Louisiana numbered their highways in 1921 plan, Jefferson Highway was designated Louisiana Highway 1 ... River from 1926 until 1933 when the Airline Highway was opened between Prairieville and the Bonnet Carré Spillway ...
Louisiana Highway 3046 - History
... century-old Harlem Avenue right-of-way into a multilane highway connecting U.S. 90 (Jefferson Highway), U.S. 61 (Airline Highway, now Drive), and Veterans Memorial Highway (now Boulevard) to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway then under construction ...
Airline Highway - History
... The highway's origin is famously identified with Governor Huey P ... Long, who advocated for a modern highway system in Louisiana ... Originally, Airline Highway was a two-lane road that ran from Prairieville to Shrewsbury ...

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