Along with the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 and the creation of the Interstate Highway System came the beginning of the Golden Age of road trips. After World War II, middle-class Americans began to have more money to spend on leisure and fun family activities, causing more and more families to purchase cars and head out onto the open road. To learn more about how road trips became an important tradition in America, check out this infographic from

Sixty Years of Road Trips
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