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The Loneliest Road in America
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Patria / PR    Posted 08-12-2003 at 18:36:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
About four years ago I drove through highway 50.

It was an unbelievable trip. Beautiful.

Now I've been researching, trying to find info about something I noticed, names [or words] written on the edge of the road, for miles and miles, or so it seemed to me. I think it was either right before, or right after Fallon.

I know I should have asked somebody from around there, but didn't.

Anybody know what I'm talking about?



Al    Posted 10-14-2005 at 11:23:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
WVSC radio in Somerset has the old song "Pennsylvania Turnpike" and play sit quite frequently in the winter.They may also know moreabout this tune.


Cindi    Posted 08-13-2003 at 07:06:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I looked and looked and looked, because now I want to know what's written on the side of the road, but the only thing I could find mention of is ancient heiroglyphics in the landscape. Sorry.


ret    Posted 08-13-2003 at 06:47:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take out your atlas and trace Hy 20. It goes coast to coast hits most of the larger cities on the way. It is a northern most hy. grew up just a few minutes from it in Ia.. It starts in Boston Mass. and ends next to the ocean in SF Ca. Lots of towns were killed when the interstates were opened.


JDK    Posted 08-13-2003 at 05:23:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another "Great American Highway" is "Old 30" across the country.As memorialized by CW McCall.

-Old 30-
(Bill Fries, Chip Davis)
She was mud and sand and concrete
Mixed with water made a' tears
From the rivers runnin' down the Great Divide
She was three thousand miles
Of rockin', rollin' highway
A million mem'ries long and two lanes wide

Far across the wide Missouri
To the ol' Wyomin' line
From the Jersey shore to San Francisco Bay
She was known to all the truckers
As the mighty Lincoln Highway
But to me, she's still Old 30 all the way

Now the Interstate goes screamin' through the backyard of her life
But it just don't send those shivers down my spine
So before I take that exit
To the Highway In The Sky
I'm gonna take Old 30 one more time

She was radiators boilin'
In the burnin' summer sun
And a blizzard blowin' wild across the plains
She was tumbleweeds a-rollin'
In the gentle winds of Fall
And the lights of old Grand Island in the rain

She was mud and sand and concrete
Mixed with water made a' tears
From the rivers runnin' down the Great Divide
She was three thousand miles
Of rockin', rollin' highway
A million mem'ries long and two lanes wide

Now the Interstate goes screamin' through the backyard of her life
But it just don't send those shivers down my spine
So before I take that exit
To the Highway In The Sky
I'm gonna take Old 30 one more time



Thank you...    Posted 08-13-2003 at 15:25:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
..JDK

Checked for the song, the album's title is
Wolf Creek Pass.

Patria


screaminghollow    Posted 08-13-2003 at 07:36:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having lived near Rt. 30 through central PA for much of my life, I never realized there was a song about it. Heard the one about the PA Turnpike. " Here I am in Somerset, and the snowplow aint come yet, Pennsylvania Turnpike, I'm stuck on you".


Barb in Pa.    Posted 08-14-2003 at 01:37:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, JDK, I'm from Pa. and I know what ya mean.


Dick Curliss    Posted 08-13-2003 at 03:51:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
"There's a stretch of road
Up north in Maine
That's never ever ever seen a smile

If they buried all the truckers
That's been lost in them woods
There'd be a Tombstone Every Mile.


Red SoFine    Posted 08-13-2003 at 04:39:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
That'd be US2


Ayuh    Posted 08-13-2003 at 05:01:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
See the link...

Salmoneye


Patria / PR    Posted 08-13-2003 at 15:09:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are planning a trip along the north, from coast to coast. Want to see some friends also, some of them I have never met in person before.

Nice page Salmoneye


Ron,Ar    Posted 08-12-2003 at 18:46:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't help ya there, but ya struck a chord on something else. It reminded me of the old Burma Shave signs. Remember them?


Patria / PR    Posted 08-13-2003 at 15:30:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Didn't know what you were talking about until I looked it up online. I think they were very distracting..hehe


JoeK    Posted 08-12-2003 at 19:24:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Might be something here


Or    Posted 08-12-2003 at 19:28:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
here


Patria / PR    Posted 08-13-2003 at 15:01:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Actually, I think it was people's names, handwritten on the ground by the edge of the road. Funny huh..but I'm not crazy, hehe, hopefully I'll find a webpage that will tell the story of why, and about what were all these miles and miles of names.


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