Friday, August 05, 2005

"This Is Very Historic, It Is Where Something Important Used To Be"

The car in the foreground in the top picture is rounding a curve on old Route 66 (now IL 157). This is one of the few areas where the highway follows its original right-of-way and the original pavement is still intact (although repaved with asphalt). Not for much longer! Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are ripping out the old road and replacing it with a five-lane, traffic-light infested monster. The old road should be obliverated just in time for next yera's Historic Route 66 Festival.

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