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The original roadgeek
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:02:58 PM »

Is the guy pictured in these photos the original roadgeek?

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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 01:15:04 PM »

If so, does that mean all roadgeeks descended from him?
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 02:14:19 PM »

I’d imagine going out and exploring roadways post WWII was actually pretty exciting. The signage was certainly far more ornate and interesting. 

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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 04:42:43 PM »

Whoever first mapped out the Roman road network would probably qualify as an early roadgeek.

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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 04:44:25 PM »

Is the guy pictured in these photos the original roadgeek?
Yes, obviously.
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 05:32:51 PM »

Though rare, those embossed Vermont "Legal Load Limit" signs still exist if you know where to look...
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 07:06:31 PM »

Whoever first mapped out the Roman road network would probably qualify as an early roadgeek.

I think it's safe to assume that anyone (in ancient times) who took the time to map their city is probably a roadgeek, considering how god-awful difficult it would be without aerial views.
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 07:18:44 PM »

Whoever first mapped out the Roman road network would probably qualify as an early roadgeek.

I think it's safe to assume that anyone (in ancient times) who took the time to map their city is probably a roadgeek, considering how god-awful difficult it would be without aerial views.
I agree. Someone back then who was willing to map without Google or any map (or wasn't able to space lol) whatsoever should be considered an early roadgeek.
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2019, 08:42:32 PM »

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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2019, 09:03:06 PM »

When looking at that photo set as a whole, one realizes there's no more than one photo from each state, so I'm pretty certain he was documenting his first visit to each state.  The states that don't show up are all in the southern and western parts of the country, so presumably he was from somewhere in the northeast.  I've compiled them all into a short video, which is posted on this page.
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 09:11:58 PM »

Nice 9W with an R.
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Re: The original roadgeek
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 09:23:03 PM »



Whoever first mapped out the Roman road network would probably qualify as an early roadgeek.

I think it's safe to assume that anyone (in ancient times) who took the time to map their city is probably a roadgeek, considering how god-awful difficult it would be without aerial views.

I agree. Someone back then who was willing to map without Google or any map (or wasn't able to space lol) whatsoever should be considered an early roadgeek.

Wow...  You guys do know that the world existed before Google, right?  The oldest known city map (Sumerian) is 3500 years old. 
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