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"New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« on: September 20, 2015, 08:23:48 PM »

There are some highway and city street pics in this set.
https://joshburdick.smugmug.com/Architecture/Historical-Dallas/
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 12:13:29 AM »

Loved the pics, thanks.  I especially enjoyed seeing LaSalle's riverboat from the 60's Six Flags set.  Brought back good memories.   :clap: :clap:
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 12:37:10 PM »

The set includes pics of I-35E (Stemmons N of downtown) in 1961. This was the year it opened. You will notice that the white signs appear old even though they are brand new, and the median is paved, and has mountable curbs, but no center barrier.
There are also a couple of pics with BUSINESS ROUTE US 80 signs in them.
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 03:18:37 PM »

What and where is that lime green monorail?

Did not know Stemmons was 10 lanes wide from the beginning, good planning. Funny not seeing a cement barrier between the two freeways.
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 03:25:24 PM »

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Fair Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailblazer_(monorail)
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 03:29:44 PM »



Did not know Stemmons was 10 lanes wide from the beginning, good planning. Funny not seeing a cement barrier between the two freeways.
Is it still 10 lanes (excluding construction)?
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 08:31:15 PM »

Those are some very interesting photos, with amazing quality on most images.

As I was clicking through and reached the Dealey Plaza photos, I was holding my breath that there would be a photo to answer one of the Dealey Plaza freeway sign mysteries which I attempted to solve in the DFW Freeways book.
Full Analysis: http://www.dfwfreeways.com/book/ExStemmonsJFKSigns?startOdd=True

In short: when the Stemmons Freeway sign was removed, the R.L. Thornton Freeway sign was modified or replaced, but there are no photographs of the front of the R.L. Thornton Freeway sign after the change. The R.L Thornton sign was removed about a year later.

But there was no good luck. The only view of the R.L. Thornton sign was of the back side. The mystery remains.



 

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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 08:01:23 AM »

The Dallas skyline sure looks different.

I love the fact these are color photos from back then more than anything else.
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 11:19:33 AM »



Did not know Stemmons was 10 lanes wide from the beginning, good planning. Funny not seeing a cement barrier between the two freeways.
Is it still 10 lanes (excluding construction)?

Yep. Here is about the same spot from the Motor St. exit (Now Medical Center Dr.)
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8087163,-96.8449553,3a,75y,118.87h,82.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stk9wuQEDoTru_qL7pWyZuw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

And the Wycliffe Ave. exit:
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8061546,-96.8391873,3a,75y,121.2h,85.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDL2RPVlckPfUg7SdWyxNQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 11:36:41 AM »



Did not know Stemmons was 10 lanes wide from the beginning, good planning. Funny not seeing a cement barrier between the two freeways.
Is it still 10 lanes (excluding construction)?

Yep. Here is about the same spot from the Motor St. exit (Now Medical Center Dr.)
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8087163,-96.8449553,3a,75y,118.87h,82.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stk9wuQEDoTru_qL7pWyZuw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

And the Wycliffe Ave. exit:
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8061546,-96.8391873,3a,75y,121.2h,85.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sDL2RPVlckPfUg7SdWyxNQA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Thank you, amazing the amount of growth over the years and the forward thinking back in the 60s.
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 08:49:05 PM »

They look like they were taken in the 80s.
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Re: "New" Dallas Historic Photos Incudes Highways, Signs, Signals
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2015, 09:07:19 PM »

They look like they were taken in the 80s.
Nope. All of the pictures are dated 1956.
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