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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Before there were highways...

...there was always Broad Street.

This sign at Broad and Bristol Streets here in Hunting Park is a reference to days of old.

"Before the stultifyingly boring Northeast Extension, Delaware Valley motorists took U.S., later Pennsylvania Route 611, (pictured below) to get into the Pennsylvania northeastern hinterland. It was, no doubt, a leisurely drive through gritty North Philadelphia and into the sedate rolling hills of Montgomery, Bucks, Northampton, and Lehigh counties. Growing ever steeper the hills slowly lapsed into the upper Appalachians in Carbon, Luzerne, and Lackawanna counties."

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