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Old 09-11-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I took this photo 6 years ago from Independence Blvd in December 2003 according to the date on the file. If I remember correctly, it was just before dark. Notice this part of Independence had yet to be turned into a freeway though they were working on it.

This would be what Charlotte looked like just before the banking/real estate building boom which has since collapsed.

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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someone needs to post an "after" pic so people like me can tell the difference.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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someone needs to post an "after" pic so people like me can tell the difference.
just picture the cars going faster
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Union County
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just picture the cars going faster
actually, you can show them jammed together and stopped... =P
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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I remember when Independence was so tight that you could touch the car next to you! And the Krispy Kreme on Hawthorn Lane.....Good Stuff!
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I remember when Independence was so tight that you could touch the car next to you! And the Krispy Kreme on Hawthorn Lane.....Good Stuff!
No kidding. I think they took a two lane road and restriped it for 3 lanes.

When I was taking Driver's Ed back in, oh, 1976, the first time I drove on the city streets the instructor had me head uptown on Independence. That was a baptism by fire.... There was a nasty curve just after the Krispy Kreme that you mentioned, driving through that was like being in a NASCAR race.
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