It was interesting to watch. Especially for those of us that grew up in the 50's and remember all the construction projects mentioned in the video. I remember when they built the portion of the Thruway that goes through Whiteboro. It was right next door to my grandparent's house. I was just a little guy but I love watching the earth movers carving the cut through the hill going up out of Whitesboro toward Westmoreland, and bring that dirt down to build up the berm on which the thruway runs today.
There are lots of landmarks and memories to be seen in the video.
Post by clarencebunsen on Jul 26, 2019 11:21:31 GMT -5
The construction of the interstates certainly transformed highway travel. I can remember travelling from Indiana to MN in the 50's. Our route took us through Chicago, Madison, the Twin Cities and all the small towns between. I can't even estimate the number of traffic lights.
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When I was about 9 yrs old we move to Phoenix Arizona. We traveled there via US Route 20 and US Route 66. It was a much longer trip of at least 4 days minimum, but it was a pleasant trip with plenty to see and places to enjoy along the way. We stayed in the little mom and pop motels that were everywhere along the road, as well as eating in the small town cafes and diners.