The Chickasaw Turnpike is a short two-lane toll road in the rural south
central region of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It stretches for 13.3
miles (21.4 km) from north of Sulphur to just south of Ada, running
southwest-to-northeast through Murray and Pontotoc counties. The first
section opened in 1991. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority owns, maintains,
and collects tolls on most of it; a four-mile (6.4 km) segment was
transferred to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in 2011.
Originally it was part of a plan to link Ada to the Interstate system
and connect southern and eastern Oklahoma with a longer turnpike. It was
proposed at the same time as three other turnpikes, which would become
the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City, the Creek Turnpike in Tulsa,
and the Cherokee Turnpike in eastern Oklahoma. Rural legislators
objected to the Kilpatrick and Creek Turnpikes, and moved to block them
unless the Chickasaw Turnpike was built. Lightly traveled, the road is
used by about 2,000 vehicles per day. It is the only two-lane turnpike
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickasaw_Turnpike>
Today's selected anniversaries:
A fleet of about 200 Rus' vessels sailed into the Bosporus and
started pillaging the suburbs of Constantinople.
War of the Seventh Coalition: Napoleon Bonaparte fought and
lost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.
A Douglas C-124 Globemaster II aircraft crashed just after
takeoff from Tachikawa, Japan, killing all 129 people on board.
Iranian teenager Mona Mahmudnizhad and nine other women were
hanged because of their membership in the Bahá'í Faith.
NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, its first
mission to the moon in over ten years.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A loose outer garment resembling a cassock or coat, often sleeveless,
worn by soldiers over armour or by menservants as a type of overcoat.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Quantum theory is now discussing instantaneous connections between
two entangled quantum objects such as electrons. This phenomenon has
been observed in laboratory experiments and scientists believe they have
proven it takes place. They’re not talking about faster than the speed
of light. Speed has nothing to do with it. The entangled objects somehow
communicate instantaneously at a distance. If that is true, distance has
no meaning. Light-years have no meaning. Space has no meaning. In a
sense, the entangled objects are not even communicating. They are the
same thing. At the “quantum level” (and I don’t know what that
means), everything may be actually or theoretically linked. All is one.
Sun, moon, stars, rain, you, me, everything. All one.
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