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Old 03-31-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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Not to spoil the fun and creativity, but I don't know anyone here who refers to the road as "Jefferson Davis Highway" or "Jeff Davis Highway" in the first place (and I live within 2 miles of it). It's called Route 1, so most people wouldn't get the irony and would wonder "why do you keep calling Route 1 the Traitor Highway?" Only time its name pops up is in an address.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Pretty hilarious!

Actually, I don't consider them to necessarily be traitors. If people had a valid reason to leave the Union, well that would be their right. But slavery was about as invalid a reason as there could be.

Okay, back to the fun ... although there is a serious point being made too .
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Reminds me of the controversy over the statue of black Tennis champion ARTHUR ASHE, which was finally erected on Richmond VA's famous "Monument Avenue" in between the other large equestrian statues of President Davis and Generals Lee, Stuart, and Jackson.
I was once in Richmond with a friend who had grown up there and she took me to see Monument Row for the first time. She didn't get exactly the response she expected, when I saw who the monuments were memorializing!
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Jefferson Davis resisted reconstruction, so it would be ironic to have a Davis Construction Company located there. Also, he escaped from Union soldiers by putting on his wife's overcoat and posing as a woman. So a Jeff Davis' Ladies Coat Store would be fun.
Perfect. Thats exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

Is normie around? I am sure she would have good ideas.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Not to spoil the fun and creativity, but I don't know anyone here who refers to the road as "Jefferson Davis Highway" or "Jeff Davis Highway" in the first place (and I live within 2 miles of it).
As amusing as this thread is, I totally agree with this. It would be like painting a mural of hairy birds along Rt. 7. Nobody would get the joke, since nobody actually calls it Harry Byrd Highway.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Is normie around? I am sure she would have good ideas.
She's in the hospital, but I'll show this to her when she gets out. She'll probably have a few funny ideas to add.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Get well soon, Normie!
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Pretty hilarious!

Actually, I don't consider them to necessarily be traitors. If people had a valid reason to leave the Union, well that would be their right. But slavery was about as invalid a reason as there could be.

Okay, back to the fun ... although there is a serious point being made too .
"The United States Supreme Court ruled unilateral secession unconstitutional while commenting that revolution or consent of the states could lead to a successful secession."

Secession in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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As amusing as this thread is, I totally agree with this. It would be like painting a mural of hairy birds along Rt. 7. Nobody would get the joke, since nobody actually calls it Harry Byrd Highway.
I kind of like that idea...
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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jefferson davis luggage and bags.
+1 (I get the feeling they don't get it though.)
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