Merrill Eisenhower Atwater A great-grandson of President Eisenhower and a communications major at Missouri Western State University, Atwater accompanied the convoy to share family recollections and to file a blog on the cross-country trek.
Andrew FirestoneAndrew Firestone is the great-grandson of Harvey Firestone, who at the turn of the century founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, and helped lead the industrial revolution. Firestone was a visionary who tirelessly championed the need for an interstate highway system in the United States. The Firestone family has a tradition of innovation. Andrew's family moved west and in 1972 opened the Firestone Winery, the first winery in Santa Barbara County. In 2003, after a starring role on ABC's The Bachelor, Andrew reconnected with his family's heritage in the tire business and began working as a goodwill ambassador for the Firestone brand. Andrew is honored to have been a part of the Interstate 50th Anniversary convoy which re-traced its historic route through Ohio and stopped at the place where it all started for Firestone: Akron, Ohio.
Dave Humphreys A founder and former President of the Recreational Vehicles Industry Association, Humphreys was a key figure in building the "Go RVing Coalition," dedicated to serving the needs of the nation's seven million RV owners. Humphreys is an expert on the growing travel and tourism industry, one of the many economic success stories of the Interstate Highway System.
Dan McNichol Author of The Roads That Built America, newly released for a second edition by Barnes and Noble Books, McNichol has chronicled the Interstate story from its inception to the Big Dig, also known as the Central Artery/Tunnel project, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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