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Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)

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TheStranger:

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--- Quote from: TheStranger on September 17, 2021, 07:00:20 PM ---Some selected highlights from the hundreds of photos from this epic trip:



Old 466 between Boron and Kramer Junction
DSC_5923 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

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I have to ask.  Why was Buttonwillow blacked out on this sign?

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I think the left turn slot there got blocked off some time ago

SM-G973U1

mrsman:

--- Quote from: TheStranger on September 20, 2021, 10:52:59 AM ---
--- Quote from: mrsman on September 19, 2021, 10:18:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: TheStranger on September 17, 2021, 07:00:20 PM ---Some selected highlights from the hundreds of photos from this epic trip:



Old 466 between Boron and Kramer Junction
DSC_5923 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

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I have to ask.  Why was Buttonwillow blacked out on this sign?

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I think the left turn slot there got blocked off some time ago

SM-G973U1

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Thanks.  This makes a lot of sense.

I looked into this a little.  First, the blacked out language is for Bakersfield, not Buttonwillow.  Second, here is the location on google maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boron,+CA+93516/@34.9988021,-117.6091225,16z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x80ebaba3b8746667:0xd301cfcda10abb70!2sButtonwillow,+CA!3b1!8m2!3d35.400517!4d-119.4695619!3m4!1s0x80c3c6d5c3e03063:0xd490e8b868fa87c2!8m2!3d34.9994199!4d-117.6497823!5m1!1e2

The intersection of Twenty Mule Team (TMT) and Old 58.

TMT was the original US 466/ CA 58 through this area.  THen, a bypass of Boron was built.  The state highway followed TMT to the east and Old 58 to the west and TMT to the west was the business route.  Some point later, the 4-lane bypass of Boron was built, and that became the newer 58 and Old 58 was left off as an orphan.  Now, you could no longer make the turn from TMT to Old 58 with the intent of reaching Bakersfield, since Old 58 became blocked by the new 58 freeway, so the sign was blacked out.

Quite interesting.

JMoses24:
The next time you go to Florence, Alabama, make sure you're there early enough to swing by the lobby of 201 South Court Street. There's literally dozens of gold records on the wall, not to mention several other historical artifacts.

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