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Timeline leading up to the first publicly organized roadmeet - SWPA 2/27/99

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For the folks that like the history of roadmeets etc: I decided to go down a rabbit hole of old items to how the first publicly organized road meet came about.  Or what was known as the Western PA MTR meeting held in Greensburg, PA - February 27, 1999.

October 28, 1998:  Rush Wickes posts in MTR “Proposal: Roadgeek Convention.”   It is well-received with many people interested in the idea and some discussion of more local “chapters”

January 27, 1999: I post a thread to MTR entitled, “Proposal: Western PA Roadgeeks Meeting”
It is a mix of Pittsburgh area residents/ex-pats and folks from Ohio discussing where, how, and when.

February 5, 1999: Bruce Cridlebaugh posts “Pa mtr meeting in the works” . The general idea of meeting in Greensburg and the Lincoln highway Heritage Corridor office is established with the idea of three possible upcoming Saturday’s that month.

February 15, 1999:  Bruce announces the meet, “Western PA mtr meeting announcement”  to mtr.  It will be in Greensburg at noon on Saturday, February 27, 1999.  We’ll meet for lunch at the Red Star Brewery at the Greensburg Train Station and then visit the LHHC offices. Original estimates are up to a dozen people.  A follow up announcement is posted on February 22nd

February 27, 1999.  We have the meet.  Four people attended - Myself (Adam Prince), Jeff kitsko, Bruce Cridlebaugh, and Chris Cuomo (no not that one.). If you count Bruce’s daughter - we had five in attendance.

I posted a meet round up on March 2nd and immediate discussion began on having our next meet which would ultimately occur in the fall of 1999.

Did newsgroups not used to store timestamps? Those threads are all showing every post as made at 3 AM on my end, which would be midnight pacific time (Google default if timestamp missing perhaps).

There was a PA 6066 shield?


--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on August 18, 2023, 07:21:25 AM ---There was a PA 6066 shield?

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I have never seen evidence of a single shield for a quadrant route.


--- Quote from: 74/171FAN on August 18, 2023, 07:21:25 AM ---There was a PA 6066 shield?

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Yes there was - Jeff got a photo of it about a year later:


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