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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:01 AM
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The Dixie Highway


Anyone else live near The Dixie Highway?

I spent my youth living just a half a block from it, although it was usually referred to as 'Western Avenue' along that route. These days, I actually drive to my commuter station on part of it and at one point go under the Illinois Central RR tracks to get there.

Not far from where I live is the intersection of 'The Lincoln Highway' and 'The Dixie Highway' which at one time was considered the crossroads of the nation.

I guess that new Mellencamp song which references it is running around in my head way too much or something.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 AM
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1. I grew up in Ohio and the Dixie Highway
ran through Lima, OH. Remember hearing ads for businesses that were on the Dixie Highway in Lima. Also drove on it to get to the mall there.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:20 AM
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3. There are actually two branches.
The both start in Florida, but the eastern branch goes up through Ohio and into Michigan. The western branch goes up through Indiana and ends up in Chicago.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:48 AM
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2. I can be in Chattanooga in about 4 hours--
:shrug: I love the way it is nestled in the mountains :hi:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:58 AM
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4. I live on old U.S. 41
That is, it was once 41 until they built the bypass around Terre Haute in the 1960's.

As for "Crossroads of America," the intersection of 41 (Dixie Highway) and 40 (National Road) in downtown Terre Haute gets to claim that title.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:12 PM
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5. no, but this did inspire me to type "Hershey Highway" into google
image search, thinking I would make a copycat...but I was quickly disabused of this notion. May I just say it's probably a good idea to have "safe search" turned on if you are going to do this.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:14 PM
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6. Is that in Pennsylvania?
;)
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