The convoy re-enacting then-Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1919 trip across the U.S. by truck stopped June 26 at the Akron Technical Center of Bridgestone/Firestone, an event sponsor. Andrew Firestone, great-grandson of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. founder Harvey Firestone, and Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, great-grandson of President Eisenhower, attended the Akron festivities marking the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower establishing the national interstate highway system. The tour is making its way to Washington, D.C. from San Francisco.
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