Historic Markers Across Tennessee



U.S. Senator Albert Gore. SR. Tennessee



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Location: on Interstate 40, mile marker 266 in Rest Area, Buffalo Valley, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 8.408    W 085° 48.374
  36.14013333    -85.80623333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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U.S. Senator
Albert Gore. SR.
Tennessee


In 1956 Senator Albert Gore, Sr. authored legislation to create the largest public works project ever undertaken in the United States, the Interstate Highway System. The legislation was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 29, 1956. All interstate leading into Tennessee are marked as "Albert Gore, Sr. Memorial Highway". Senator Gore's hometown, Carthage, is located 10 miles from here.