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Question #1223 posted on 10/31/2003 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Fresno, CA touts itself as the most populous city without an interstate (although it has state-maintained freeways). What is the largest city in the US without even a freeway (like Logan)?

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A: Dear Going-To-Get-Demapped:

The definition of "freeway" is a little vague; it generally means "a wide road designed for large volumes of vehicles." The DoT doesn't officially label roads as freeways, so about the closest official designation I could find was "state-maintained highway." There isn't a single town in the US with a population over 5,000 that doesn't have a state-maintained highway going through it. There are some really small ones, for example, Nome, Alaska. It has a population of about 3,500.

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