Friday, September 28, 2007

Times, They Were a-Changing"


See the road? The name of it at the time was "The 4-Lane"**. It was the updated version of the US 41 Highway* that was the route between Chicago and Miami.

Mariettans got to fleece the tourist on their long trips about here.

This picture was taken about 1956. Over to the upper right where the used car lot is standing in the picture would later become the parking lot for the famous "Big Chicken".

About a dozen or so years later the I-75 plowed itself through... which, it just by coincidence many politicians just happened to own land right along the exact route the new I-75 highway was planned. Such mystic! I wonder how that happened? Well, we elected them, the same as we elected our president.

*Not to be confused with the earlier version which is now know as the "Old 41" or the "Dixie Highway".

** Now, the 4-Lane's name is Cobb Parkway. If you want to quickly find out if a person is a native or not ask him where The Big Chicken is. If he says "at the corner of Roswell Road and the 4-Lane" you are talking to a native.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Bird said...

Ed,
Steve and I were talking about the big chicken last night. As usual, there was nothing on TV and we surfed into a PBS show about Georgia Travels. The first thing we saw was the big chicken. we both immediately said, "ED!" :o)

3:50 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Bird,
One of you should have hit the other on the arm and said, "Jinx! You owe me a Coke!" (a 50's thing).

4:07 AM  

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