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Send us your memories of interstates’ construction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, February 18, 2013 11:32 PM

Running through Dearborn County’s northern townships, Interstate 74 provides the region access to points west and east. While cutting through a tiny corner of Dearborn County, Interstate 275 links the county to Interstate 75, not to mention joining up with Interstate 74 in Ohio.

Both of those federal highways have had and continue to have a major impact on Dearborn County and Ohio County as well, even if the interstate doesn’t go through it.

This year for Register Publications’ look at local history we want to hear and see your memories of the construction of these expressways. The construction of I-275 meant at long last there was a bridge across the Ohio River starting in Dearborn County, after decades of discussions.

We know there are plenty of you who may have had a role in the designing and building of the roads, and we know there were other effects as well to businesses and towns and farms in Dearborn and Ohio counties.

Please send your photos and memories of life before, during and after construction of the interstates through Dearborn County.

Memories about the construction and/or the impact it had on you should be kept to a maximum of 500 words, and you should include your name and address (city/town/township is fine) as well as a phone number where you can be reached during the day.

Submissions can be emailed to erussell@registerpublications.com or mailed to P.O. Box 4128, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 or dropped off at our Lawrenceburg or Rising Sun offices. Photos can be returned if dropped off at one of the offices, either supply a self-addressed stamped envelope with them or plan on picking them up once the section has appeared in the newspaper.

All submissions should be turned in by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.