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This photo shows I-94 construction in the neighborhood of the Knapp Hill, just east of the St. Croix County line and Knapp exit (milepost 32). Wisconsin DOT photo

I-94 segment observes 50th anniversary

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It was 50 years ago when the segment of Interstate 94 between Hudson and Eau Claire opened for traffic.

The 1959 event was done amid plenty of fanfare, with ribbon cuttings beginning in Hudson at 9 a.m. and a cavalcade continued east with stops for ceremonies at interchanges near Roberts, Hammond, Baldwin, Woodville, Hersey-Wilson, Knapp, Menomonie, Rusk and Elk Mound. Ceremonies in Eau Claire (Hotel Eau Claire) ended the festivities that included a luncheon.

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