Saturday, August 3, 2019
On my way around town
I couldn't enlarge it enough to find a date...but to only say "The World War," it has to have been installed just after WW I...let's say 1923-1927 probably. And which was which highway? I think Old Hickory would have been the one headed east/west...as Hickory is east of Asheville, so it gets US 81.
Wild Cat highway is certainly an interesting name...and Highway 74 goes off into the mountains south of this junction, crossing under the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles from here. I'm not sure where it's west might be, except toward Asheville. And it even has a suffix designation of US 74 A.
The maps could tell, but I'm more interested in thinking of these roads not even paved in the early 20s. And those old cars that could go through such mud and ice...oh my.
Incidentally, the land behind these signs constitutes the Asheville Golf Course.