Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wordless Wednesday With A Few Words



In the late 1920's, concrete arrows, along with lighted beacon towers, were used for U.S. airmail.  Pilots used these arrows to guide the way to their destination.  They were originally painted bright yellow, and on a clear day, the pilot could see the arrow from 1,000 feet above the ground.  These directional arrows are spaced about 10 miles apart, and were 50 to 70 feet in length.  As time passed, and technology developed, the arrows became obsolete.  They were decommissioned in the 1940's. 

This segment is part of the Los Angeles-Amarillo route.  What a great find on Route 66!  It's a bird! It's a plane!  It's Gracie!

Get your kicks on Route 66, and bark along with us!



19 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't nose that! What a clever solution to navigation problems
    Oh and Lucy….do you realise that arrow is being rude and pointing at you????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. Great pics and interesting history lesson!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  3. That is such a cool find on Route 66. I have never heard of those arrows before so this was very interesting. ☺

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  4. That's so neat! I never knew 'bout any of that. MOUSES!

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  5. I really think those are cool - nice you can make fun pictures with them too. Also looks like a nice field to visit. THanks for the history on it - WOOF!

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  6. Wow, this is new to me. That's pretty amazing that pilots could actually see the arrows.

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  7. Wow, that is SO interesting! And we love seeing sweet Gracie helping you show off those arrows. :)

    Hope all's well with you, dear pals!

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  8. Wow, I never heard that before! Very interesting. And Gracie looks very cute!

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  9. So nice to meet you! I'm hoping we can become good pals! It looks like Gracie had a unique adventure! Mew Mew!

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  10. That is so cool - what a fun find!!

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  11. How interesting! I've never seen or heard of those before. They would make an interesting front or back patio if someone were to buy a plot of land around there.

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  12. Wow, we never knew that! Interesting!!

    Momo & Pinot xo

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  13. This is so cool! One of my dream travels is to visit the US and drive through route 66 :)

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  14. That's fascinating! Thanks for sharing a little history (and a whole lot of cute)!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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