This week's edition of Throwback Thursday takes us to the home of half moon cookies and chicken riggies, the Upstate New York city of Utica. From this January 2002 photo on River Road in Utica, you can see a button copy sign for NY 8 and NY 12 in that had seen better days even back then. This sign has since been replaced, but there are some old signs still lurking around Utica.
Interstate 40 within California is entirely contained to San Bernandio County over a course of 155 miles from Interstate 15 in Barstow east to the Arizona State Line at the Colorado River. Interstate 40 is aligned entirely in the Mojave Desert over the same general corridor established by US Route 66 and the National Old Trails Road. Interstate 40 is known as the Needles Freeway and has an interesting backstory which included the prospect of the Bristol Mountains being excavated by way of nuclear blasts as part of Operation Carryall. Part 1; the history of Interstate 40 in California The focus on this blog will be primarily centered around the construction of Interstate 40 ("I-40") within California. That being said the corridor of automotive travel east of Barstow to the Arizona State Line was largely pioneered by the National Old Trails Road ("NOTR") In April of 1912 the NOTR was organized with the goal of signing a trans-continental highway between Baltim