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US50 COAST to COAST. Tour across America and see the USA on US 50, also known as Highway 50 or Route
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The Battle of the Signs!
This new Ocean
City, Maryland mileage sign is located at the Business 80/I-80/US 50 separation
in West Sacramento. The old sign had been stolen in 2002 by some
(The picture was
provided by Ray
Picture submitted by Edward Loeb from Ocean City
(Have you noticed
the difference in mileage when traveling from East to West versus West to East?
Sign Battle Saga
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Richard Elliott, 29 Sep 1985
ANNUAL "GREAT U.S. 50 YARD SALE"
"THE NATION'S YARD SALE"
MAY 17-19, 2013
Wise, Travel Smart & Safe
by Dick Pivetz
From Coast to Coast
Come along on a journey
from the Atlantic to the Pacific
on Route US 50
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FOR two years we planed and prepared for a trip on US Route 50 from
Ocean City, Maryland to San Francisco, California. We believe that Route 50 crosses some
of the most beautiful parts of America. On May the First we watched the sun rise above the
Atlantic Ocean and departed on our journey to the Pacific Ocean where we observed the sun
set twenty days later. Our trip was memorable and inspirational.
As we crossed the country, we met and talked with people from different
backgrounds and affiliations. Everybody was proud of his or her heritage and place of
The Eastern Shore of MARYLAND
is a jewel
for vacationers. The area is located between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. US
50 begins in Ocean City and that is where our journey starts. We will travel from the
Atlantic to the Pacific.
WASHINGTON, DC, is also known as the
District of Columbia. US 50 travels through the center of our Capital. For someone who
wants to tour this beautiful city, follow the US 50 sign and you will see all the famous
VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS. Our trip will
take us through Northern Virginia and the northern tip of the Shenandoah Valley. It is a
regent of great contrasts. Modern civilization and historic battlefields are in close
WEST VIRGINIA is a state that caters to
tourism. You will find beautiful and well-maintained state parks for your enjoyment. Many
nature trails allow you explore the beauty of this state. Relax and forget the hectic life
in the city. We did; we were so impressed that we stayed an extra day.
Southeastern OHIO has beautiful rolling
hills. The mighty Ohio River has left its marks everywhere. Early settlers crossed
the river and later farmed the interior land. A scenic drive from Belpre takes us past the
states first capital city called Tecumseh, later renamed to Chillicothe. Finally,
we reach the Queen City Cincinnati.
INDIANA is a small state with a big
heart. Railroad tracks have joint us beside the road. These tracks will stay
with us almost till California. We can see old telephone poles that are 14 feet high
and spaced 50 feet apart. we admire the work of stone artisans that create building
blocks from white sand stones. A visit to the George Rogers Clark National Historic
Park transforms us back to the year of 1779.
from the Wabash River on the Indiana boarder to the Mississippi River in East St. Louis is
sparsely settled. Farming is the main industry in this part of the state.
Carlyle Lake was created to control frequent flooding along the Kaskaskia River.
This 26,000 acre lake lets you enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing and
After leaving the St. Louis Area, long considered the gateway to
the American West, US 50 runs through the middle of MISSOURI.
This part of the state is known as the Lake of the Ozarks Region. State
parks feature beautiful swimming beaches, many miles of shoreline for excellent fishing,
boat ramps, cabins and plenty of space for camping. Show your respect to Old Drum by
having your picture taken with him in front of the Johnson County Court House in
KANSAS captured our hearts. The Sunflower
State is known for Midwestern hospitality. Gone are the days of -rip-snortin' and
gun-slingin'. A cowboy riding with The Great American Cattle Drive '95 expressed his
feelings to us. 'I'm a lonely cowboy and I've followed the Chisholm Trail with a herd of
Longhorn steers from Fort Worth, Texas, to Dodge City, Kansas, in the Spring of `95. I
will have to follow the Longhorns 'till I am too old. Juan Pirtle-cowboy, Arizona.'
As we follow the Arkansas River through the Great Plain into the COLORADO Rocky Mountains, we are fascinated by the beauty of the
land. We must climb to an elevation of 11,312 feet Highway 50 crosses the Continental
Divine over the Monarch Pass. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National
Park may be one
of the most incredible canyons in North America. Several overlooks allow us to view the
Gunnison River 2,000 feet below. It was not until the year 1901 when Abraham Lincoln
Fellow and William Torrence successfully passed through the canyon in a rubber raft.
Fellow described his observation in the following way: The roar of the waterfalls was
constantly in our ears, and the walls of the canyon, towering a half mile in height above
us were seemingly vertical. Occasionally a rock would fall from one side or the other,
with a roar and crash, exploding like a ton of dynamite when it struck bottom, making us
think our last day had come. A visit to the Colorado National Monument leaves a memorable
WE still can see the colorful canyons in UTAH. As
we crossed the Green River, our thoughts went with John Powell as he explored this
territory in 1869. In Delta, we met Valerie Mason from the Chamber of Commerce. She gave
us a lot of interesting information and asked us to write to our Congressmen and senators
to support Route 50 in the Preservation Act of the National Highway System. There is talk
that Highway 50 should not be maintained as a national artery of the infrastructure. We
promised to write our representatives in Washington to maintain funding for this beautiful
scenic route. As we have seen and can attest, US 50 is of vital importance to tourism, not
only for this country but also for many visitors from abroad who come and visit us.
The NEVADA. Visitors Guide describes the Pony
Express Territory as follows:
'Visitors will be well-rewarded by the almost surrealistic
intensity of the wild western landscape, deep blue skies,
jagged stone horizons towering above the bone white play as
of the valley floors and the hypnotic rhythm of the telephone
poles marching single file, in a solemn procession beside the road.'
US 50 follows roughly the path of the Pony Express riders.
CALIFORNIA The Golden State.
Our final destination is in site. How appropriate the state motto "I
have found it" applies to us. Those who arrive from the east must cross high
mountains to reach the rocky cliffs and sandy beaches that line the shores of the Pacific
Ocean in the west. One can admire thick redwoods in the north and barren deserts in
the south. California ranks first among many statistics. Diversities are to
numerous and are left for you to explore.
Yes, America the Beautiful is the greatest country on Earth. We have
sorted our notes and pictures and written a book about our trip along Route 50, the sights
and the people. I hope my book will encourage others to take a journey across America and
see this beautiful country. Only those who have experienced the tranquility of nature
will fight to preserve it.
Always remember: Our public land is not for sale!
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