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Re: usaush (United States Historic US Routes)
« Reply #105 on: February 08, 2019, 10:41:41 pm »
Eric suggested that it wasn't signed particularly well, and I failed to find signs at either end when I did a quick check in GMSV, so I wasn't able to see how close to specs the "enthusiast's" signs were.
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Re: usaush (United States Historic US Routes)
« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2019, 04:15:02 pm »
MO US66HisFlo:
Suggest centering waypoints along the  centerline of Dunn Rd. Even if it breaks intersecting/concurrent routes, it less confusingly & more accurately tracks where the route goes; more important IMO. There's even a false-positive multiplex from I-270(27) to I-270(28).

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Re: usaush (United States Historic US Routes)
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2019, 02:01:07 pm »
Well here's something: http://www.historicus20.com/historic-route-signage.html
As far as I can tell from the pics there is an extant US20His in Marlborough and Becket, MA (although I have no idea of the routings).
and Weston, MA, New Lebanon, NY, North East, PA, Sandhills, NE...

Sadly the Ostriches haven't roamed those parts for a long time, so route discernment is difficult (the Becket, MA is a tiny former alignment segment where the turnpike diverted it - called Morse Rd).
I don't see any references in the link at the quote, including at web.archive.org.
No historic route signage in GMSV either, including historic imagery.
On NE US20HisCra NWhiLakeRd AirRd_W, sattelite imagery shows badly deteriorated pavement, returning to nature. There's no GMSV coverage, and while I have no reason to suspect the road isn't open to traffic, I doubt this is the kind of road anyone would want to put historic route signs on for the tourists.

Barring anything really revelatory, I'll probably delete both Nebraska usaush routes soon.

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Re: usaush (United States Historic US Routes)
« Reply #108 on: May 16, 2019, 03:18:47 pm »
There's definitely non-fake signs in Gordon. The article refers to Rushville, which also has at least one sign (screenshot of similar article from the same local paper preserved on the the Historic US20 website). GMSV is 2012, so doesn't show these more recent additions. I might have put the ends a waypoint too far, but there is decent evidence that Historic US20 is signed along US20 at these two towns.

I'm fine with routes, especially US20 ones, being removed if there's no evidence of them.

IIRC, the Historic US20 site used to have a map with cities with signs marked on it (hence Sandhills, NE, etc). These signs could have just been someone putting it up on their wall, rather than being used on the road.