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Five Places of Travel Named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

January 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM | by | ()

In case you're not one of those lucky enough to have today off of work, let us remind that it's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Whereas this holiday only happens once a year to focus on the life of the revolutionary advocate for peace and equality, there are reminders of him and his work scattered across the country in the form of renamed civic features.

Think for a moment. Does your city have anything named for MLK, Jr.? If not a park or a bridge, then there's likely a roadway dedicated to his work as some 650+ streets/boulevards/highways are named for Dr. Martin Luther King in the United States alone. There is, however, no airport; the code "MLK" belongs to Malta Airport in Montana.

Still, there are a few other places of transit and tourism named for King:

· Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza — the Amtrak rail station in Toledo, Ohio

· Kingstown, North Carolina — an entire town named for MLK, Jr.

· Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza — a Metrorail station in Miami, Florida

· MLK, Jr Memorial — an exhibit of sorts in Concourse E at Atlanta Airport

· The King Center — a major tourist site in Atlanta, Georgia. It's not only home to the archive but also has the crypts of MLK, Jr and his wife, Coretta Scott King, with an eternal flame.

[Photo: via The Blade]

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