Sepia Saturday - A Bird's Eye View

The theme this week is "flight." In this postcard, from my collection, it takes a flight to shoot this photo. At one time in the history of Salisbury, Massachusetts. US Route 1 was the main road through town. It started at the Merrimack River, went north on Bridge Road, through Salisbury Square, then north again on LaFayette Road to the state line with New Hampshire.

Postcard: CrazyasaCoolFox
What you are looking at is a part of US Route 1 on LaFayette Road as it curves off to the right. The "toll road extension," as it is called, forks off to the left to a part of Interstate 95 that was finished in the 1950's. New Hampshire's portion was completed first and the state collected tolls.

Of course New Hampshire didn't want their portion of Interstate 95 to come to an abrupt end so they funded a "toll road extension" though northern Salisbury to connect to US Route 1. It was a few years later that Massachusetts completed their portion of Interstate 95 to connect to the New Hampshire portion.

Some of my postcards are of the strangest subjects. Who would have thought that a photo of an intersection would be a good selling photo? The caption on the card incorrectly identifies a state route 110 in this photo. State Route 110 is 1 mile south of this location.

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