For most Americans, the interstate system has been around for for so long that we don’t even think about how it got here. The towns across the land who live on or near an interstate have reaped the obvious benefits of proximity, while many of the towns that are just a little too far off the beaten path still bear the scars of being left behind.
Here comes the story of when Interstate 80 cut a swath through my grandmother’s neighborhood. With help from transportation writer Dan McNichol, we’ll look at just how messy things got during those early days when America clamored for a new way to get from point A to point B.
Vashon Island, WA
Here are the songs featured in this podcast. Look for ‘em in iTunes:
“Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats
“(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66″ by Nat King Cole
“The World Before Later On” by They Might Be Giants
“Marshrat” by Psapp
“Farm On The Freeway” by Jethro Tull
“Moon Over The Freeway” by The Ditty Bops
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