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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Tracing Old Highways And Revisiting History

Posted 08-22-2022 at 08:55 PM by case44

Sometimes, different resources can be good friends when one is curious.

Earlier this evening, I decided to take an online stroll on Google Street View to take a look at some excerpts of old highways which used to actually be the Mother Road of the many areas they happened to pass through. My curiosity took me to Far West Texas, in and out of the El Paso region. The former U.S. Highway 80 once had its glory days. The highway would stretch from Savannah, Georgia, all the way out to San Diego, California. This was the period before the interstate highways came into play for us.

Fast-forward the time capsule to 2022. U.S. 80 no longer exists west of Dallas, but learning about where the old highway once existed is fascinating fodder for the Google and internet lookups. Sure, El Paso has Interstate 10, and it's convenient, but it's not the Mother Road. Basically, what exists in the Sun City these days is Texas State Highway 20. It's historic, but it's also still an important thoroughfare now as it was then. What better names for the old road in El Paso than Doniphan Drive, Mesa Street, and Alameda Avenue? That's great history! A few of my favorite eating places (including a few more which I'd like to try) happen to be along or near that routing.

It's always nice to be able to "see it before you see it" via the best tool Google actually has.
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    What about Route 66? Didn't you bring this up in a past blog post?
    Posted 09-15-2022 at 06:48 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline

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