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Old 05-27-2011, 04:36 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
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YOU WILL LOVE this video of central Iowa’s US 30, filmed in 1959 to show congestion and the need for road improvements. Highway Relocations was created by the Iowa State Highway Commission (ISHC), now IDOT, to show the downside of gas stations, rest stops, and the skinny two-lanes they populate. Filming started just east of State Center at the junction of Iowa 64 (now Iowa 330) and US 30 (the Lincoln Highway) and continued west along US 30 through State Center, Colo, Nevada, and Ames, ending just west of Boone. The film is 16 minutes long and covers 55 miles.

Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30 « Lincoln Highway News
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: around the way
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YOU WILL LOVE this video of central Iowa’s US 30, filmed in 1959 to show congestion and the need for road improvements. Highway Relocations was created by the Iowa State Highway Commission (ISHC), now IDOT, to show the downside of gas stations, rest stops, and the skinny two-lanes they populate. Filming started just east of State Center at the junction of Iowa 64 (now Iowa 330) and US 30 (the Lincoln Highway) and continued west along US 30 through State Center, Colo, Nevada, and Ames, ending just west of Boone. The film is 16 minutes long and covers 55 miles.

Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30 « Lincoln Highway News
I was going to make a snarky comment about that being the most boring stretch of 30 they could find, but that's actually really interesting. A lot has changed, but a lot hasn't. I didn't realize that old 30 went through those towns instead of around like it does now (that was long before my time). These days about the only interesting stretch I can think of is in that hilly part just east of Tama.

Thanks for the link!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Fascinated by the cars!

I swear I saw a few 1960 Fords, though.

Gas prices. I noticed around 30 cents.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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YOU WILL LOVE this video of central Iowa’s US 30, filmed in 1959 to show congestion and the need for road improvements. Highway Relocations was created by the Iowa State Highway Commission (ISHC), now IDOT, to show the downside of gas stations, rest stops, and the skinny two-lanes they populate. Filming started just east of State Center at the junction of Iowa 64 (now Iowa 330) and US 30 (the Lincoln Highway) and continued west along US 30 through State Center, Colo, Nevada, and Ames, ending just west of Boone. The film is 16 minutes long and covers 55 miles.

Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30 « Lincoln Highway News
loved the vid
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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Fascinated by the cars!

I swear I saw a few 1960 Fords, though.

Gas prices. I noticed around 30 cents.
This was in the fall of '59, about the time the "new" 1960 models came out.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Reminded me too of the old movies in school, the narrator - sure dont make em like that anymore
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