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US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« on: August 12, 2009, 06:15:43 PM »

Here in San Angelo, Tx, TxDOT recently repaved most of US 87. They used normal rocks :ded: but it looks fine. They had recenly just sealed to cracks with tar, which is fine up till a certan point. US 87(Bryant Blvd) is a eight lane divided highway in San Angelo, Tx and it is one of the busiest highways in San Angelo, which explains why they had to seal it with tar so many times. Comments?
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Re: US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 11:18:20 PM »

Not really regarding US 87, but Tom Green County has one of the most ridiculous county shapes that I've seen.
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Re: US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 05:37:12 AM »

Yeah it's weird... They probably wanted to copy the Oklahoma panhandle.  :-P

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Re: US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 11:59:03 AM »

It sticks out like a sore thumb.  They're all box-shaped counties, and then comes Tom Green County. :pan:
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Re: US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 03:27:30 PM »

Ward county (Minot), ND is the same way except it's got a knob on the end of the stick-out from the NW corner.

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Re: US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009, 11:52:52 PM »

^^ I think Tom Green County looks kinda cool :-D
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Re: US 87 Tom Green County, Tx
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 01:18:34 PM »

I am sure the reason for the irregular shape of the county has to do with various land ownership disputes over land boundaries, as has been the case over the centuries in this country. Either that or when the surveyors (or scurveyors as I call them) were laying out the final carved out counties they screwed up and placed the monumentation in the wrong location (it wouldn't be the first time a scurveyor has done that, and it won't be the last...). I should know, I work with them :-D
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