Tag: US 136

  • single frame: New Ross Road

    A brick alignment of the Dixie Highway near New Ross, Indiana.

  • single frame: Pony truss bridge on the Dixie Highway


  • See it now

    After exploring the Midwest’s old highways for the past seven years, this is the most important thing I’ve learned: See it now. The roadway’s built environment changes with time, and artifacts of the past disappear. It’s the natural order of things. These buildings in Crawfordsville houses Cornett’s Furniture. When I made my Dixie Highway trips […]

  • Fine-art road-trip photography?

    Most photos I take when I’m on a road trip are documentary. I take care to compose them as well as I can so they’re pleasing, but my primary goal is to show the road and its context of landscape and built environment. Once in a while on the road I find something that creates […]

  • Are all Dixie Highway small towns in Indiana alike?

    When I get home from a road trip, as soon as I can I transfer the photos from my camera to my computer and geotag them. If I wait too long, I’m likely to forget where I took some of the shots. It’s a darn good thing I didn’t delay after this trip, or I […]

  • Brick alignment of the Dixie Highway near New Ross, Indiana

    The Dixie Highway originally cheerfully passed through New Ross about 12 miles southeast of Crawfordsville, but just southeast of town the road crossed a railroad track after a sharp curve. Indiana’s highway engineers devised a new route that crossed the tracks more safely, bypassing New Ross in the process. There’s not much to New Ross, […]

  • Making a beeline down Indiana’s Dixie Highway

    If you’re not too persnickety, the easiest way to drive the Dixie Highway’s western mainline in Indiana is just to follow US 136. You will miss a few old alignments in so doing, but your cruising will be eased by needing only to follow the marked highway. If you’ve read this blog at all, you […]

  • Driving Indiana’s Dixie Highway

    The Dixie Highway was a 1910s and 1920s network of roads that connected the Midwest to the South, running from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan to Miami, Florida. In a day where good roads were not a given, the Dixie was formed to pave the way, literally, to bring tourists to the South. To learn more, please […]

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