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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    Something I found on my road trip from a couple weeks ago. It's a map of California made by the Signal Oil Company from 1964.
    The graphics on it are great. Way better than the cover from my Auto Club map. Yes I still use maps. Although I think I will finally break down and subscribe to the GPS service. Would come in handy when looking for antique malls. I look for antique malls now and then. I know, it is hard to believe.
    I actually had to use this map at one point. Took a wrong turn trying to find Highway 1 at Lompoc and luckily Highway 1 hasn't changed since 1964.
    What was still around in 1964 was Route 66 although it was starting to fade. A lot of the now ghost towns along Route 66 were alive back then. Amboy was going good although Oro Grande had been bypassed by I15. The old alignment of Route 66 was more level. I40 and I15 are shorter but go over some steep hills. You can see Route 66 above the Signal Logo in photo #3.
    Photo #4 shows Southern and Central California which is pretty much my stomping grounds. Also I go to places around there. Especially antique malls.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Great map fort, we always had better luck (and less arguments) using maps than GPS, which frequently leads you in a million directions on the way to your destination trying to "save time" - the annoying voice says things like "turn right, then turn left, then turn right" all at once so your head is spinning. Maps are better & more direct, truly
    2. iggy iggy, 4 years ago
      Don't fret! I still use maps also. Love them. I also hate that annoying voice. Although now you can download many different voices for a GPS.
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Love this! Love the graphics. Rich, I also hate the annoying GPS voices. None of them are pleasant.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. I know GPS doesn't work where I live.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much iggy. I like being able to see where I am going in my mind. Can't get that from directions.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much betweenthelens. I like the graphics too.
    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      My standalone GPS directs me around using HOMER SIMPSON's voice (authentically, by Dan Castellaneta himself) which I downloaded and installed to it years ago. Amongst other fun things, I always enjoy hearing Homer announce "You have REACHED your destination and you can HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH, because YOU are a GENIUS!!" <lolol>
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Nice condition and colors!
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much AnythingObscure. Perhaps a Peter Gabriel GPS or Vincent Price.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Mrstyndall.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. Want I want is a map that appears on the windshield a heads up display I believe.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
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    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Manikan.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

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