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Pre-Interstate System 1955

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I came across this Pre-Interstate map  and wanted to share it.  While on the Coast to Coast Road Trip I drove across the first section of the Eisenhower Interstate System.  This really made me think how different it was driving in the fifties and sixties.  This was a time when the roadside motel like Howard Johnson was a place to stop for the evening and hitting a drive-in might be on the nights agenda.  I know my generation (Gen X) takes the interstates for granted, driving here or there in a moments notice.  Though I love to hear the stories from my Mom how they would drive Route 20 from Cleveland to Boston, something that would be unheard of today.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

November 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Road Trip

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  1. This is awesome. My CLE to NYC would have taken forever in the pre-interstate days…


    November 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

    • Yes it would of my friend. Just think little CJ and Anita in the car on route 20.


      November 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  2. There is no other Blog that amounts to ACL!


    December 1, 2010 at 12:30 am

  3. Looking for road map of western US from Washington state to Oklahoma. Would like to retrace travel during WWII.

    Carol Pate

    May 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm

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