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Postcard: Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Dallas-Fort Worth turnpike

Printed on back of postcard:

Modern, Six-Lane DALLAS-FORT WORTH TURNPIKE, Looking West from Scenery Hill, Fort Worth, Texas

Officially opened August 27th, 1957, this outstanding $58,500,000.00 highway facility breezes 30 miles through picturesque countryside connecting the downtown districts of Dallas and Fort Worth.

This view of the Turnpike coming into Fort Worth illustrates the safety motorists enjoy through good illumination, easy grades, easy curves and long-range visibility.

Photographed and Publishedby John A. Stryker, Western Fotocolor Artists, Fort Worth, Texas.

I don’t know the Dallas area, and haven’t been there since the 1960s, when it probably looked something like it does here in this postcard photograph.  But I’m willing to bet that the “picturesque countryside” is less green and more concrete today than in 1957.

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