Delaware Today magazine 302 History: Historical Society of Delaware photo of President John F. Kennedy and Gov. Elbert Carvel at opening of Interstate 95

I-95, 1963

On Nov. 14, 1963, President John F. Kennedy stood with Delaware Gov. Elbert Carvel (to his right) and others to dedicate the opening of I-95. “There were many onlookers who were probably so glad they’d made the effort to be a part of this,” says Ellen Rendle of the Delaware Historical Society. “What a happy day this was, filled with thoughts of the future.” The president was assassinated eight days later.

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