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Interstate Commerce Commission

(Encyclopedia) Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), former independent agency of the U.S. government, established in 1887; it was charged with regulating the economics and services of…

Interstate Highway System Trivia

Facts and figures on the U.S. highway system by Federal Highway Administration Related Links Quiz: Great American Highways The Story of the U.S. InterstateRoad Mileage Between U.S.…

Storm King

(Encyclopedia) Storm King, mountain, 1,355 ft (413 m) high, SE N.Y., on the west shore of the Hudson River near West Point. It is included in the Palisades Interstate Parks.

Wabash Case

(Encyclopedia) Wabash Case, popular name for Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Company v. Illinois, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1886. The decision…

Hepburn, William Peters

(Encyclopedia) Hepburn, William Peters, 1833–1916, American legislator, b. Wellsville, Ohio. He was raised in Iowa and entered law there. He was a Civil War cavalry officer. From 1881…

Horsehead Nebula

(Encyclopedia) Horsehead Nebula, dark nebula located in the constellation Orion; designated IC 434 or B 33. It consists of a cloud of nonluminous interstellar matter…

Adams, Henry Carter

(Encyclopedia) Adams, Henry Carter, 1851–1921, American economist, b. Davenport, Iowa. He developed an interest in public finance at Johns Hopkins and pursued this field during later…

Freedom Riders

(Encyclopedia) Freedom Riders, American civil-rights demonstrators who engaged (1961) in nonviolent protests against segregation of public interstate buses and terminals in the South.…

Eastman, Joseph Bartlett

(Encyclopedia) Eastman, Joseph Bartlett, 1882–1944, U.S. government administrator, b. Katonah, N.Y. President Wilson appointed him in 1919 to the Interstate Commerce Commission. As…

Esch, John Jacob

(Encyclopedia) Esch, John Jacob ĕsh [key], 1861–1941, U.S. Congressman and federal administrator, b. Norwalk, Wis. A lawyer in La Crosse, he became a member of the House of…