This week's edition of Throwback Thursday takes us back to April 2005 to the town of North Canaan, Connecticut. Here, we come across a typical US 7 route shield, but also a sign for the Ethan Allen Highway. If you recall from your history books, Ethan Allen is a key historical figure from the early days of Vermont. US 7, of course, runs across the western parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont.
One of the more intriguing mysteries of the early US Route System in California is where the original south terminus of US Route 91 was intended to be located in the Mojave Desert. This blog is a little different than my usual behind the wheel fare and explores why US Route 91 ultimately ended at US Route 66 in Daggett instead of Bannock. What ultimately became the US Route System was first discussed during the American Association of State Highway Officials ("AASHO") during their annual 1924 meeting. Ultimately the AASHO recommended to the Department of Agriculture to work with the States to develop a system of Interstate Highways to replace the many Auto Trails in use. The Joint Board on Interstate Highways was ultimately commissioned by the Department of Agriculture and it's branch agency the Bureau of Public Roads in March of 1925. The Joint Board on Interstate Highways first met in April of 1925 and decided on the new interstate road network would be known a