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Blue Star Memorial Highway
« on: February 28, 2009, 03:48:51 PM »

How many of these are there in the United States? The only one I know of is I-680 in California.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 04:51:43 PM »

I believe portions of U.S. 50 and U.S. 301 in Maryland are also so designated.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 05:14:03 PM »

I-64 through all of Kentucky is designated as such.  EDIT: Come to think of it, all of the rest areas/ welcome centers along the entire strech of I-64 have the Blue Star Memorial Highway signs, but KY posts them along the roadway.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 05:43:21 PM »

There's one of these signs just off of US 59-71 in Mena, AR. 
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 06:47:35 PM »

I did a quick Google and found that Blue Star highways are all across the U.S.

See:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/blue01.cfm

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Star_Memorial_Highway
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 07:06:41 PM »

There was one of those signs at the old Arkansas Welcome Center on I-30 between Exits 1 and 2 in Texarkana before it closed. I'm not sure if there is one at the new one.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 07:50:49 PM »

US 40 in Colorado is designated as a Blue Star Memorial Highway, and the state historical marker for it is just east of I-225.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009, 10:31:52 PM »

One is posted along IL 53 (Old U.S. 66) in Wilmington, IL in the VFW parking lot.  There was a push by the VFW there several years ago to get the marker.

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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009, 10:54:04 PM »

The Pennsylvania Turnpike as well as I-70 in Ohio are marked as a Blue Star Highway.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 10:59:32 PM »

The Pennsylvania Turnpike as well as I-70 in Ohio are marked as a Blue Star Highway.

I knew there was one in PA, I just couldn't remember what! :banghead:
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2009, 01:35:22 PM »

I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine are the Blue Star Memorial Highway. I also think the New York Thruway is named that aswell.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2009, 01:43:41 PM »

The most significant is the probably the outer belt of Boston, I-495.

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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2009, 08:00:01 PM »

The most significant is the probably the outer belt of Boston, I-495.

It is  :confused: :confused: Hmm, never knew that. I should know since I travel it a lot  :banghead:.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 11:15:40 PM »

US 17 (Park Avenue) in Orange Park, FL is designated as a Blue Star Highway.  I'm not sure if that designation goes all the way through Clay County, or just in the town limits of Orange Park, though.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2009, 07:36:21 PM »

For Washington, there's a whole bunch. Mark Bozanich found some at rest areas and such:

http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/hwysofwastate/blustr.html
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2009, 05:43:35 AM »

Oh wow, I thought there was only one of them!
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2009, 12:45:52 AM »

Couple of links for you :

The Blue Star Memorial program is run by National Garden Clubs, Inc..  Unfortunately, while they have a description of the program, they don't have a list of the roads so designated.  (It appears, with a bit more Googling, that if a state's Garden Club affiliate can afford to purchase the sign, and can get the appropriate permission from their state government, then any highway can be a Blue Star Memorial Highway...)

FHWA also has a page on the Blue Star highways, but again, no list.
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Re: Blue Star Memorial Highway
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 05:42:23 PM »

In Ruston, LA where US 167 divides near 1-20  a marker is located in the median.
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