Today’s Encyclopedia Hoonatica topic rests not with cars, but the surfaces on which they drive. The practice of naming stretches of road for significant individuals is a growing practice. In fact, in my home state of Missouri, it’s becoming an almost common occurrence, with multiple programs warranting their own Dept. of Transportation Web Page.
Most commonly, these designations seem to fall into two groups: local politicians and those who have fallen in the line of duty—combat veterans, law enforcement officers, and firemen. But there are also wild cards for every type of notoriety, from film stars (see photo) to astronauts. These less typical “memorial highway” recipients are what I want you to name today.
Difficulty: 2.8–3.1A @ 6.4Vdc
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