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Greetings from an old-timer
« on: January 31, 2020, 10:13:51 AM »

Hi folks! My name is James Lin — some of you misc.transport.road old-timers may remember for my website Highway Route Markers (now at http://www.routemarkers.com), which I created in 1996 and was probably the first website on road signs… ever! Sadly, I haven't had time to update it in years, and it's been long surpassed by other sites, including Wikipedia. But I keep it up, if only for historical value at this point.

Also, I actively maintain the web site of the Lincoln Highway Association (http://www.lincolnhighway.org), which promotes the first coast-to-coast roadway in the United States. Please check it out!

I probably won't be a frequent poster, given my family and full-time job as a software engineer at Google, but I'm happy to see the spirit of roadgeekdom flourish here!

- Jim
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 10:22:11 AM »

Hi folks! My name is James Lin — some of you misc.transport.road old-timers may remember for my website Highway Route Markers (now at http://www.routemarkers.com), which I created in 1996 and was probably the first website on road signs… ever! Sadly, I haven't had time to update it in years, and it's been long surpassed by other sites, including Wikipedia. But I keep it up, if only for historical value at this point.

Also, I actively maintain the web site of the Lincoln Highway Association (http://www.lincolnhighway.org), which promotes the first coast-to-coast roadway in the United States. Please check it out!

I probably won't be a frequent poster, given my family and full-time job as a software engineer at Google, but I'm happy to see the spirit of roadgeekdom flourish here!

- Jim
Greetings from the location of another Billy Goat Hill upon which sits a historic Episcopalian cathedral! That’s from someone whose paternal line was at least partially and historically Episcopalian back in the day.
BTW, your help in keeping the LHA website active and doing whatever you do best at Google is much appreciated by many in the roadgeek community!
I have heard some mentions of your own personal roadgeek website but I don’t think I have had much access to it as far as I can recall.
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 10:35:27 AM »

Welcome from Massachusetts!
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 10:44:14 AM »

Nice to have you here, James!  Your route marker website is among my earliest memories from when I first went online with Netscape Navigator :cool: in the mid-1990s.
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 11:24:30 AM »

Wow, royalty!   :love:

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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 11:27:26 AM »

Hi folks! My name is James Lin — some of you misc.transport.road old-timers may remember for my website Highway Route Markers (now at http://www.routemarkers.com), which I created in 1996 and was probably the first website on road signs… ever! Sadly, I haven't had time to update it in years, and it's been long surpassed by other sites, including Wikipedia. But I keep it up, if only for historical value at this point.

Also, I actively maintain the web site of the Lincoln Highway Association (http://www.lincolnhighway.org), which promotes the first coast-to-coast roadway in the United States. Please check it out!

I probably won't be a frequent poster, given my family and full-time job as a software engineer at Google, but I'm happy to see the spirit of roadgeekdom flourish here!

- Jim

BACK IN MY DAY WE DIDN"T HAVE ROADS :)
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 11:56:50 AM »

Welcome, fellow oldtimer.  Though I'm surprised it's taken you this long to meander your way over here given how M.T.R. and the other groups have withered over the years...
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 06:09:10 PM »

Welcome from the Missouri Ozarks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2020, 08:24:44 PM »

Stumbled onto your site around 2000 or so.

A very-belated thank you for the route shield image info!
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 11:10:30 PM »

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2020, 02:54:21 PM »

A warm welcome from the mountains of northwest Georgia!  :wave:

I highly appreciate the work you’ve done over the years, and I will have to check out your website, as it sounds interesting.

I am looking forward to seeing you around on the forum.  :nod:
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2020, 05:42:00 PM »

When I got Internet access in the mid-1990s, one of the first things I went searching for was images of state route markers for the states in which I had not traveled. Your site was the source of the information that sated my curiosity. It and James Sterbenz' listing of historical US routes were the seminal sites of roadgeekery, in my opinion.
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Re: Greetings from an old-timer
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 08:04:18 AM »

Glad to have you on the board James. Your Highway Route Markers page was one of the first that I found when I started looking for road information in the late 1990s, and was part of the inspiration that led me to starting up my own web site, and ultimately for the collaboration of AARoads.

 


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