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Pennsylvania Turnpike paved the way for today’s interstates part I

Gregg D. Merksamer   It is likely that the best way to understand the true importance of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which became America’s first long-distance superhighway when the initial 160-mile section between Carlisle (16 miles west of Harrisburg) and Irwin (21 miles east of Pittsburgh) opened to traffic on October 1st,...

A Chrysler’s Chrysler

With Chrysler as her last name — Mrs. Walter P. Chrysler, to be exact — Della Chrysler’s automotive choices weren’t as limited as one might expect. Certainly, Mrs. Chrysler drove a Chrysler automobile, but in 1937, she chose not to be carried in one of the dizzying number of production sedans...