This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back to April 2007. This is a rather unique concrete sign for the Shunpike, which is a county road in Dutchess County, New York (Dutchess CR 57 for those playing at home). The sign was along the eastbound lanes of US 44 east of Millbrook, and at last check, they are still there. Over time, some of the letters on the sign have fallen off, but you may be able to make out that Stanfordville is 7 miles away. I believe that the other town in question is Bangall.
In 2019 the Gribblenation Blog Series covered the history of the Hyde Street Pier and the original surface alignment of US Route 101 in San Francisco. Given the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic in May of 1937 coupled with the fact that the Sign State Routes had been announced in August of 1934 there were still some open questions regarding the original highway alignments in San Francisco. Namely the question of this blog is; where was California State Route 1 prior to the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge? Thanks the to the discovery of a 1936 Shell Highway Map of San Francisco and the California Highways & Public Works the answer can be conveyed clearly. Part 1; the history of early California State Route 1 in San Francisco The genesis point for California State Route 1 ("CA 1") in San Francisco dates to 1933. 1933 was significant due to the State Legislature allowing the Division of Highways to assume maintenance of highways in Cities for the first time.