Concrete highway recognized in National Register


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CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) - One of the last untouched concrete sections of the original U.S. Highway 11 running through southeast
Tennessee has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The new U.S. 11 signs along what is also Market Street in Charleston were unveiled last Saturday during the 50th anniversary
celebration of "Wild River," the first movie filmed in Tennessee.

Charleston Mayor Walter Goode said the highway connected Chattanooga to Bristol and boosted economy and development in
communities along the highway.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that the signs were just one of many events marking the 1960 movie about the early days
of the Tennessee Valley Authority.