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The Dixie - America's Longest Highway


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Answers.com wikipedia page on the Dixie Highway has a lot of great info and pictures, including a routing summary. Interestingly, someone has figured out that in 1925 the Dixie Highway was 5,786 miles long - making it America's longest highway. This length, of course, was only achieved because of the highway's parallel routes, doglegs and loops.



Some of the enlargement links for the pictures don't work, but they do at this site:



I especially like: Image:Dixie Highway across RR in Dania.jpg


The billboard shows drivers how to make the on-grade railroad crossing.


*This photo is from the Florida Memory Project which includes 128,500 scanned and online images:


This site needs some more exploration.

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I don't believe that I've ever seen that number (5,786 miles) although I knew the total mileage had to be pretty impressive. I sometimes think of tackling the Dixie Highway but usually get overwhelmed within moments. Has anyone been known to have traveled the whole thing? Either while it lived or on modern equivalents?

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