This week's Throwback Thursday takes us back to October 2003 to Hamilton, Ontario. As you may be aware, a number of provincial highways in Ontario were downloaded to local control on January 1, 1998 (or decommissioned, if you will). One of those highways was the Ontario King's Highway 2, which was downloaded to municipalities with the exception of a short stretch near Gananoque in the Thousand Islands. When I took this photo on King's Highway 6 in Hamilton, it was a sign that remained from before the downloading.
California State Route 1 in western San Mateo County traverses the Montara Mountain spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains. In modern times California State Route 1 passes through Montara Mountain via the Tom Lantos Tunnels and the highway is traditionally associated with Devils Slide. Although Devils Slide carries an infamous legacy due it being prone landslides it pales in comparison to the alignment California State Route 1 carried prior to November 1937 over Old Pedro Mountain Road. Old Pedro Mountain Road opened to traffic in 1915 and is considered one of the first major asphalted highways in California. Old Pedro Mountain Road clambers over a grade from Montara towards Pacifica via the 922 foot high Saddle Pass. Pictured above an overlook of Old Pedro Mountain Road facing southward towards Montara as it appears today. Pictured below it the same view during June 1937 when it was part of the original alignment of California State Route 1. Today Old Pedro Mountain sits abandoned a