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Yard Sale On Us-80

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I was very happy to come across an article about a yard sale that was held along US-80 in East Texas in conjunction with the US-80 Fall Auto Cruise.

 

It went from Mesquite, Texas to Monroe, Louisiana and billed itself as "the world's largest yard sale." It was sponsored by the East Texas Tourism Association.

 

They said the road went 2,700 miles from the Atlantic Ocean by Georgia to the Pacific by California. They are "trying to draw attention to the historic route and its roadside architecture that includes classic old mom andpop motels and service stations reminiscent of days gone by."

 

In several places Old US-80 parallels the present US 80 including the stretches between Big Sandy and Gladewater and Gladewater to White Oak and Longview. Many downtown streets are also the original US 80.

 

They have an excellent website at www.us80.com which is well worth checking out.

 

It is always good to see regions recognizing the significance of the old roads so hats off to East Texas and US-80.

 

Keep on Down that US-80. --RoadDog

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