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


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.