Alright Knoxville commuters: Think rush hour traffic on I-40 is bad now? Imagine if there were only four lanes like the above I-40 photo from the 1960s.
Can you can guess which famous Knoxville exit is pictured?
Brian Parton’s Flickr photos of I-40 circa 1960 have long been some of my favorites; however, recently flight paramedic, Rick Harring, has sweetened the deal.
Taking advantage of some spare moments in the sky during April of this year, Rick snapped current shots of I-40 and combined them with Parton’s archival scans. The result is a “then and now” look at one of Knoxville’s major thoroughfares.
View either of these photo series:
Wow. The old versions are beyond my years. In my lifetime, Cedar bluff has always been what it is now. I can’t imagine it! Thos photos show it looking like parts of the i-40 through Campbell County.
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Great first post Michael! It’s amazing how times have changed.
Then and now….that to me is what is exciting about this place. What can be done next? Great post Michael, welcome aboard!
That’s West Hills. I’ve always been amused with the Putt Putt in the lower right hand corner. Miniature golf has always lived on the fringe.
I first saw these on Les Jones blog: http://www.lesjones.com/posts/004436.shtml
@CP and BCKnoxify – Thanks, and I appreciate the opportunity.
@Doug McCaughan – My brothers have shared stories of my mother dropping them off at that Putt Putt for an afternoon of fun.