The Baby Boomer eMuseum

Do You Remember Life Before...

...the Interstate Highway System (1956) ?
(officially, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways)

Then:
Highway Highway

Now:
Highway Highway

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Posted by CJ at 4:38 pm (PST) on Fri February 18, 2022   
@Duff - Thank you for this one! Very funny and interesting.
In my "Younger Days" I used to drive truck cross-country and with just the knowledge of the numbering system and a paper map I always made it to my destination. Besides, who needs a GPS telling me to "make a right turn now" while I'm in the middle of a bridge? surprised
Posted by Duff at 10:03 am (PST) on Fri February 18, 2022   
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fn_30AD7Pk
 for an informative -- and very funny -- video about the interstate highway numbering system.
Posted by CJ at 7:37 am (PDT) on Sat May 16, 2015   
And a lot of the roadside picnic areas had a hand operated water pump.
Posted by Duff at 8:05 pm (PDT) on Sat November 1, 2014   
In California, many of the highways that go through densely-populated areas now have high sound walls that are supposed to absorb the traffic noise for area residents. I'm not sure how well they do at that, but they do a great job of hiding the local landscape from drivers and passengers. You could be anywhere; everything's the same. Grrrrr!

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