This week's Throwback Thursday takes us to La belle province, or Quebec to the lay person. Heading east from Montreal through the Eastern Townships to Sherbrooke is Autoroute 10. At one time, Quebec had blue road signs instead of green road signs along their autoroutes. By the time I visited this part of Quebec in May 2008, the blue signs had been phased out, but there were a few signs that could still be found scattered around the province. So it was a real treat to find this blue Autoroute 10 sign with another blast from the past, an Autoroute des Cantons l'Est shield on QC 112 eastbound near Magog, Quebec.
East of Lemon Cove of Tulare County one can find several old alignments of California State Route 198 at the bottom of the Lake Kaweah Reservoir. In particularly dry years these early alignments of California State Route 198 can be accessed as hiking trails. Part 1; a brief history of California State Route 198 in the Lake Kaweah Reservoir The current corridor of California State Route 198 ("CA 198") in Lake Kaweah has a lengthy history. The present corridor around Lake Kaweah first became a popular route of travel for European settlers during the mining boom of Mineral King Valley. Through the 1860s prospectors arrived in Mineral King Valley by way of the Kaweah River and East Fork Kaweah River. In 1870 John Lovelace and his family built a stock trail up to what was known as Milk Ranch on the East Fork Kaweah River. The Lovelace extended their trail all the way up to Mineral King Valley and the prospector camp sites. In 1871 the stock trail was greatly improved