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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Old and Older Highway in North Georgia

The Old and Older Highway

When I took this picture, I was riding the Newer US41 or Joe Frank Harris Pkwy. On the far left is a drivable portion of the original Dixie Highway which the Frank Harris Pkwy replaced. This is between Cartersville and Adairsville, GA.

The Dixie Highway dates back to the 1920's and was the road from Chicago to Miami. When the US Numbered Highway system began, US41 became the way to get from Chicago to Miami. Today, most long distance drivers passing through the area would be on Interstate 75.

The Dixie Highway has become better remembered in the northwestern corner of Georgia than in other places along the old route.

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