Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snarled Traffic



Today's picture was taken in 1919, and it shows a road snarled with traffic. The picture tends to confirm my speculation that as long as there has been cars, there has been traffic jams. There is no additional information on what has caused the traffic congestion, but you can see there are a number of people walking along the roadway.

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  1. We have a few inches of brand new snow that came silently in the night. I'm glad I am not out in the traffic.

    I like the multi-tiered utility poles.

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  2. AS much as t hings change, they stay the same.

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  3. Interesting photo of all the dapper folks hurrying off to some event. I noticed the well-laden utility pole as well.
    -Anne K.

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  4. Those on the left are telephones wires. That was back in the day when there was one wire for that exchange. Many phone users lived off of one wire (party line)and had a special ring for each home. People often listened in on your call.

    It looks like, maybe the county fair, and people had to park along the roadway and walk to the fair.

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    1. That's a good thought, DADD, as the men are wearing summer straw hats.

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  5. Ah yes, old phone exchanges.
    50 years ago, our exchange was "Globe-8"
    Things were a heck of a lot simpler back then...

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  6. Mohawk 6 - We tried to place a callback today and went through numerous hoops, messages, chimes, keying in our reference number and wonder of wonders! Finally reached a person.
    Not Simple.

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  7. More and more often you cannot understand the people who are working for health, drug orders, government business of any kind and anything else. Most of them sound like they just got off the boat or never had grammer or speach in school.

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    1. And one of those people who may have "just got off the boat" does not yet know how to spell GRAMMAR and SPEECH, either.

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    2. Try reading everything through a magnifing glass after an industerial accident. By the way my people were driven out of the south east into Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1800s.

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  8. Bad things [of one sort or another] happened to many if not most of the ancestors of every person now on Earth.

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