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Old 03-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Iowa highway 30 in 1959

I searched did not see it posted, if it was sorry

Cool video !

http://vimeo.com/14422648

http://brianbutko.wordpress.com/2010...f-iowas-us-30/
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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HOLY SH_T! Can you imaging being perched on that ladder zipping through those girder bridges and meeting Diamond T's pulling a load of hogs heading to market at 60 miles per?

BTW, why does Route 66 get all the attention? US 30 (Lincoln Hwy) and US 6 (the red line across America - as stated by Jack Kerouac in "On the Road") are longer and older!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Fantastic!!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Iowa highway 30 in 1959

great stuff!...this is almost like a movie in itself...thanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
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Awesome video!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Cool find! I love all the old gas stations & the car haulers full of Ramblers and Caddilacs. I just realized how long this video was - better hit pause & grab a beer.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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Default Re: Iowa highway 30 in 1959

Cool video! I love driving all the old U.S. Highways. I grew up alongside US 67 "The Broadway of America." You can still find some old relics from the time when 67 was the main road before I-30.

I love to find old road alignments also.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #9
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You can still drive that section of road. They restored that gas station and restaurant by Colo and its cool !! Maybe if I get a chance this summer I can go reshoot the video.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #10
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That was one of the coolest parts of Hot Rod Drag Week, we took lots of old routes including US 30 from PA... oops "Penna." to Columbus
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #11
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I am enjoying watching it as I am old enough that I can remember when there were still alot of 50s cars still on the road,its almost like I am about 4 years old and watching the scenery through the windshield in my dads 55 Ford.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #12
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Default Re: Iowa highway 30 in 1959

The Tip Top Tavern is still on the North side of Lincoln Way in Ames. Nevada looks about the same today. Lots of these towns are recognizable but today show more than 50 years of aging. Thanks for posting. Cool stuff.

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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Way kool man!
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:54 PM   #14
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thanks for sharing................traditional roads!
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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Hot damn! i love how they are following around a 58 plymouth! haha nice vid!
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #16
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Very cool.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:25 PM   #17
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #18
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It still kinda looks like that in many places in Iowa
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:28 PM   #19
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It still kinda looks like that in many places in Iowa
unfortunately, that isn't the case. The livestock facilities are gone, you seldome see cattle grazing and the trees/fencelines have been bull-dozed. That is due to the specification of the farmers.

Many of the small towns are almost ghost-like. Without a strong livestock industry with the operations being small, there is not much commerce at the local crossroads.

Progress, I guess.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #20
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Sweet, for younger guys like myself this is about as close as I'll ever get to experiencing the 50s
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