(I-68) is a 112.6-mile (181.2 km) Interstate highway
in the U.S. states
of West Virginia
, connecting Interstate 79
to Interstate 70
is also Corridor E
of the Appalachian Development Highway System
. From 1965 until the freeway's construction was completed in 1991, it was designated as U.S. Route 48 (US 48). In Maryland, the highway is known as the National Freeway', an homage to the historic National Road
, which I-68
parallels between Keysers Ridge
. The freeway mainly spans rural areas, and crosses numerous mountain ridges along its route. A road cut constructed for it through Sideling Hill
exposed geological features of the mountain and has become a tourist attraction.
There have been several major planned road projects that would affect the freeway's corridor, including a plan to extend I-68 to Moundsville, West Virginia (which, due to major funding issues, is unlikely to be completed As of 2010 ) and the plan to construct the Mon-Fayette Expressway, a toll highway which, when completed, will meet I-68 east of Morgantown.
(born Robert Allen Zimmerman
, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter
who has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s
when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. A number of his songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind
" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'
" became anthems for the US civil rights
movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture
. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie
, Robert Johnson
, Hank Williams
, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly
and Little Richard
. Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres
, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk
, rock and roll
, and rockabilly
, to English
, and Irish folk music
, embracing even jazz
Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, a Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."