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Historic Mississippi highway maps now online
« on: February 18, 2009, 05:01:48 PM »

Recently discovered this one.

MDOT has posted its collection of historic Mississippi state highway maps (dating back to 1928) online.  They can be found here:

http://www.gomdot.com/Divisions/IntermodalPlanning/Resources/Maps/StateHighwayMapsArchive.aspx

One note about many of MDOT's older maps (especially from the 50s thru the 60s):  they don't necessarily show all of the state highways that existed at the time.  But it's still an interesting (and useful) collection nonetheless.
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Re: Historic Mississippi highway maps now online
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 06:07:58 PM »

Very nice!
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Re: Historic Mississippi highway maps now online
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 07:32:45 PM »

If you look at the early to mid 1960's road maps, you will see parts of US 80 between Jackson and Vicksburg as a single black line.  Interstates were double black lines, using their map legand.  I do remember riding on that stretch of roadway many times as a kid, and that part of US 80 was kind of a super 2.  It had interchanges but was two-lanes, and signed as US 80, not as I-20.  I had never seen a roadway like it at the time.  We moved out of the area by '67, but it was obvious that they built this section of I-20 in stages and it started as a two-lane freeway section that was later widened to its current 4-lanes.
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Re: Historic Mississippi highway maps now online
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 12:14:08 PM »

Good Deal.  This will help me with a US 61 project I've been occasionally working on for 2 months.
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