About US Route 20
U.S. Route 20 is an east-west United States highway. As the "0" in its route number implies, US-20 is a coast-to-coast route; however, because national park roads do not have signage for U.S. Numbered Highways, a gap exists through Yellowstone National Park and splits the route into two sections. Spanning 3,365 miles, it is the longest road in the United States, and the route that sparsely parallels Interstate 90.
It and US-30 break the general U.S. route numbering rules in Oregon, since US-30 actually starts north of US-20 and runs parallel to the north throughout the state. The two overlap and continue in the "correct" positioning near Caldwell, Idaho. This is because US-20 was not a planned coast-to-coast route while US-30 was. US-20 originally ended at the eastern entrance of Yellowstone Park; it was extended in 1940.
As of 2007, the highway's eastern terminus is in Boston, MA, at Kenmore Square, where it meets Route 2. Its western terminus is in Newport, OR, at an intersection with US-101, within a mile of the Pacific Ocean.
US-20 passes through the states of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.
What's welcome here:
This group is for photos taken on U.S. Route 20, or within sight of US-20. Photos can be of most anything (historical sites, places, signs, parades, small towns, etc) as long as they're located on US-20. In particular, stuff like:
• Old Motels, cafes, diners, stores, businesses, operating or abandoned.
• Shots of the road itself. (Please, make them interesting.)
• Old signs. ...NOT new signs or roadsigns, unless it's something funny or strange.
• Roadside weirdness or kitsch, including vintage roadside attractions and tourist traps.
• Scenery shots are welcome, but we don't want to become a "flowers & sunsets" kinda group. Such photos should be of what you can see from the road.
• Both new and old routings of US-20 are welcome, including Business routes of US-20.
• Ephemera (postcards, pennants, etc) of vintage businesses or roadside attractions directly relating to US-20 are also welcome. Such items must be for subjects located directly on the route.
What we're not looking for:
• No "people shots". We're not really looking for your family or friends, we're looking for things we'd see along the route.
• No photos of your yard, your pets, or similar stuff. Again, we're looking for US-20 shots, the photos of a traveler.
• No "urban grit" sort of stuff. While rural abandonment is fine here, there's other groups for Urbex, graffiti and other big city decay. "Big city" shots that fit the "what's OK" list are fine however. (Old motels, cafes, old signs, etc)
If you're not sure if your photo(s) fit, bring them along. If they don't, we'll remove them, no hard feelings, ok?
NOTE: One requirement is that you please tag your photos with at least the state & city (or nearest city). Folks might want to see what you photographed for themselves, so help them find it! We also suggest that you add the tag "us-20" too.
Please help us grow!
If you see photos you think should be in this group, simply cut-n-paste this into a comment box to invite the photo:
Please add this to the "<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/us-20/">US Route 20</a>" group.
Likewise, if you know people that don't have such photos, but would enjoy the topic, bring them along too using the "Invite Friends" link above. Let's have fun together! :-)
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
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