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newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« on: March 29, 2019, 12:20:23 AM »

I've usually regarded newspaperarchive.com as a paywall mainly for genealogy and general history. But in a wiki page for US 104 I stumbled across a "profile" link where someone named Adam Moss has collected a few dozen clippings of route changes, mainly in New York State and Pennsylvania.

There are Adam's short summaries ("17J to 394" example) and AFAICT complete article scans. Most of them are fairly short.

Makes me wonder if any other roadgeeks have set up similar profiles.

https://newspaperarchive.com/profile/adam-moss-1013448/
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Re: newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 08:20:59 AM »

Adam happens to be a member of this board, with the handle “Roadgeek Adam”.
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Re: newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 03:58:21 PM »

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Re: newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 05:40:03 PM »

Wait...MD 9? https://newspaperarchive.com/other-articles-clipping-nov-18-1978-808688/

Wait...MD 9? https://newspaperarchive.com/other-articles-clipping-nov-18-1978-808688/

See this 2016 thread for much more information on MD 9
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19283.0

Link includes links to a map showing it.  I erroneously said that the WV side was a separate piece of WV 9 (it was CR 9).

There have been 3 MD 9 designations though only 1 made it onto an actual road.  Some know of the MD 140 proposed renumbering which made it onto at least 1 map.  The thread I linked has a scan of the memo to make this happen (and cancel the MD 9 mentioned in the newspaper article).  The other was a 1950s designation on a freeway (forgetting where this was supposed to be) that also was where current MD 10 was assigned.  I'm not recalling off-hand where I found this to look it back up.
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Re: newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 08:47:25 PM »

The other MD 9 was the original designation of what became I-83 north of the beltway before they moved US 111 to it.

See pg. 22 at https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagser/s1800/s1884/000000/000037/pdf/msa_s1884_000037.pdf

The original MD 8 became US 50 freeway btw DC and Annapolis

Also the original MD 10 was today's MD 3 - see pg 24 at https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagser/s1800/s1883/000000/000033/pdf/msa_s1883_000033.pdf

Modified to correct MD 10 and add MD 8
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Re: newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 02:33:35 AM »

Just a heads up: Wikipedia editors can apply for a limited number of free accounts on Newspapers.com and NewspaperArchive.com through partnerships with those websites. Hence why the profiles that are being linked are from Wikipedian roadgeeks.

An aside, but the coverage in the Northwest is rather poor in both databases, sadly. I'll just make do with my NewsBank accounts through the local library (something that I also recommend for anyone needing post-1980s articles).

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Re: newspaperarchive.com collection of route change articles
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 11:20:00 AM »

Similar for Iowa, Nebraska: https://newspaperarchive.com/profile/anonymous-1048258/

Here's mine, mostly from newspapers in Des Moines, Waterloo, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities: https://www.newspapers.com/clippings/#user=1878946
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