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Postcard: Greetings from OHIO TURNPIKE

Published by Howard Johnson "Host of the Highways"

Printed by Colourpicture, Inc, Boston 15, Mass Plastichrome series #P15391 1960s chrome postcard

 

"Top View: One of the sixteen places along the highway where one can relax and enjoy oneself.

Bottom View: One of the Main Entrances to the Ohio Turnpike"

 

The Ohio Turnpike (officially the James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike) is a 241.26 mi (388.27 km)-long, limited-access toll highway in the U.S. state of Ohio, serving as a primary corridor to Chicago and Pittsburgh. The road runs east–west in the northern section of the state, from the Indiana Toll Road (at the Indiana-Ohio border near Bryan) to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (at the Ohio-Pennsylvania border near Petersburg).

 

Built from 1949 to 1955, construction for the roadway was completed a year prior to the Interstate Highway System. The modern Ohio Turnpike is signed as three interstate numbers: I-76, I-80, and I-90.

 

The road is owned and maintained by the Ohio Turnpike Commission, headquartered in Berea.

  

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Taken circa 1960