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I caught this news via a RoadsideAmerica.com item that pointed to an article in a Columbus paper. It sounds like the preservationists are trying but losing. Glad I got to drive on it when it was only 111 years old.

 

The Bellefontaine street sign shown in the RoadsideAmerica piece is a bit misleading. According to a nearby historical marker as well as other sources, a small concrete section was put in place on Main Street in 1891 but the bulk of the paving, including what is still in use on Court Street, was done in 1893.

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117 or 115 years, it's still pretty doggone old.

 

This would definitely get me to visit the town. I take it that it is near Cincy. Where, exactly.

 

At least most of it will be original.

 

Never heard of George Bartholomew, though.

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117 or 115 years, it's still pretty doggone old.

 

This would definitely get me to visit the town. I take it that it is near Cincy. Where, exactly.

 

At least most of it will be original.

 

Never heard of George Bartholomew, though.

 

As usual, the American Road gang is on top of the road news. Here is a link to more than you ever wanted to know about George and the original concrete street! :D

 

http://construction.asu.edu/CIM/Articles/concrete-road.pdf

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

Dave

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As usual, the American Road gang is on top of the road news. Here is a link to more than you ever wanted to know about George and the original concrete street! :D

 

http://construction.asu.edu/CIM/Articles/concrete-road.pdf

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

Dave

I had a link to that very article on my site but it went dead. It was at at a Southern Illinois University site (suie.edu). I went to the site of the publisher (Concrete International) and, while the article can be located there, it can only be viewed by ACI members. So I've updated my site with the link to the Arizona State University site and if some big ACI fellows come looking for me, I'll blame it all on KtSotR and those fun loving college kids.

 

Road Dog: You were about 30 miles south of it when you came through Springfield a month or so ago.

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and if some big ACI fellows come looking for me, I'll blame it all on KtSotR

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Denny,

 

Don’t blame me! It was ASphalt, not mine!.

 

Those concrete guys are a pretty hard bunch! But they are as solid as a rock.

 

Get it?…hard bunch…concrete…solid as a rock…it was asphalt, not mine. I got a million of ‘em…

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

Dave

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Keep yer day job, Dave! ^_^

 

Yo Jim.

 

Hey, I didn't start this!!!

 

Do you know what a get acquainted gathering at the concrete company is called?

 

A Cement Mixer!

 

Do you know what the cement companies call a demonstration project?

 

A Concrete Example!

 

 

 

Keep the Show on the Road

 

Dave

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Denny,

 

Don't blame me! It was ASphalt, not mine!.

 

Those concrete guys are a pretty hard bunch! But they are as solid as a rock.

 

Get it?…hard bunch…concrete…solid as a rock…it was asphalt, not mine. I got a million of 'em…

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

 

Dave

 

What was that famous line on one of the old radio shows?? Oh, I remember - "tain't funny McGee!!!" LOL ROFL

 

Actually, it is rather humorus!!!!

 

Hudsonly,

Alex Burr

Memphis, TN

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