Author: Matt Reicher

Matt Reicher

About Matt Reicher

Matt Reicher is a historical researcher currently working toward a B.A. in History at Metropolitan State University. He volunteers at the Minnesota Historical Society and writes for his blog “The Streets of Saint Paul” in his free time. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @streetsofstpaul.

The Birth of a Metro Highway (Interstate 94)

The idea to connect the Twin Cities was first approached by city officials in the 1920s, but took hold in 1944 due in part to a proposal by the National Inter-Regional Highways Committee – a creation of then president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Commission was tasked with adding 34,000 miles of “rural and urban highways” […]