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Most People Don’t Know The Only Metric Highway In The Country Is Right Here In Arizona

Perhaps some of you readers may remember back to a time when the U.S. attempted to convert to the metric system? Perhaps you remember using metric units in school or when your high school track was converted to one measured in meters instead of yards. While the 1975 Metric Conversion Act didn’t quite go as planned, you can still find evidence around the country of that attempt. In fact, one prominent example exists right here in Arizona on one of our state’s busy highways.

That was pretty cool, huh? If you want to learn more bits of trivia we don’t typically learn in history class, then you’ll want to check out 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The State Of Arizona.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at mspencer@onlyinyourstate.com.