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Old 09-30-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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The Calle Libertad in Mexico City is a very short street and was told to have the Oldest Brothels in Mexico City. Does this qualify under an Oddity? Steve
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Ok folks , I am back for a while...... What was the first transcontinental highway in the US ? What year was it opened ?.......and , does it still exist ?
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Ok folks , I am back for a while...... What was the first transcontinental highway in the US ? What year was it opened ?.......and , does it still exist ?
That would be the Lincoln Highway which opened @1912. Although many parts would not be defined as such tody. Much of it became Rt 66 and eventually morphed into our current interstates, in parts. I am sure sections are still around.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Well I drove the old "66" (cliticky click) from St Louis MO in the summer of 1947 on a vacation to visit relatives in the LA area. Understood that it started in Chicago as of 1926, and disbanded in 1984 after being interjected with newer interstate hwys. The old two lane was an experience to drive while reading the old Burma Shave signs along the way. Remember seeing a "MOTEL" west of San Bernardino Calif. that consisted of " Indian style Teepees" only. The old "66" that ran thru small towns has been bypassed by new four lane hwys. Good old memories of the past. Steve
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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That would be the Lincoln Highway which opened @1912. Although many parts would not be defined as such tody. Much of it became Rt 66 and eventually morphed into our current interstates, in parts. I am sure sections are still around.
Bingo ! you got it....... However , route 66 ? They do not run in the same area at all. The Lincoln Highway ends in SFCal. 66 , further south, It follow ed the old Santa Fe Trail mostly.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Peoples Republic of Cali
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the Lincoln Highway originally spanned coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco through 13 states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California.

Sounds like Interstate 80 or maybee Old Hiway 40
Didin't route 66 end in Chicago? Could be some of The Lincoln was used up there....
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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the Lincoln Highway originally spanned coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco through 13 states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California.

Sounds like Interstate 80 or maybee Old Hiway 40
Didin't route 66 end in Chicago? Could be some of The Lincoln was used up there....
The Lincoln Highway followed US 30 in the east and Midwest , and 40 somewhat , when it turned in Wyoming , to go to Ca.
In the Chicago area it went south thru Chicago heights, Joliet , and across Ill to Iowa. It did cross route 66 , but , never followed it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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POP QUIZ!!

Which capital city in Europe has the hightest altitude?
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Which capital city in Europe has the hightest altitude?
I'll say Vaduz Lichtenstein
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Nope...keep trying.
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