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Us Highways End To End

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I started driving our US Highways end to end back in 1988, and since the mid-90s have tried to take a picture of the highway, preferably with a highway marker, about every hour. It makes for a relatively short "ride down the road". I've made it up to US 52 so far. For anyone interested you can view the photos in a few places.

 

I have slideshows uploaded to youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqjFSbaE2a9-9R5jcKfskyd11UdN6Wmbu

They're accessible through my website here: http://roadandrailpictures.com/select.htm

Also on Flickr here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadandrailpictures/collections/72157631716015702/

 

Hope you enjoy.

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That is a pretty neat idea. A nice way to tour a roadway and get a feel for what it is like.

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Thank you. It was my wife's idea originally to take pictures, which is why there's less consistency in the early routes (before I knew her) as I had to go back and fill in the blanks. The engineer in me needed a system, so a picture with a sign every hour or so.

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I haven't managed to drive the routes end-to-end, so my solution has been to construct a virtual roadtrip. I research the road and sites along the way from the perspective of the year 1962, just before the interstates took over. Then, I post the results organized in the conceit of each day's "drive" at my website Roadtrip-'62 . So far, I've completed US-23 and the longest route, US-6.

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