Dozens of them.
In my initial search to find more about the top end of US 1, I came across Floodgap Roadgap. The website has all sorts of bits and pieces about all sorts of roads, but the segment RoadsAroundME is about ME, er, Maine roads. Maine roads, history, route logs, pictures. The depth and breadth of detail on Maine roads was exactly what I was looking for.
As I did more research on US highways (read: got bogged down in roadgeek stuff), I realized that the author of RoadsAroundME did something I really like. He talked to me. Not just lists, stats, pictures, but stories, of the roads, of how he found out about it, about stuff. I’m not so good at memorizing names/dates/places, but give me a story, embed the information in events and people and happenings, and I’ll remember it.
Quote from Roadgap:
“Who are roadgeeks? Well, we’re those people who you find with their hazard lights on by the side of the road, photographing some call box, mile marker, sign or all three.”
The page on US 1 has a segment by segment breakdown of the history, the alignments and when they changed, pictures both historical and current. I think there’s a bit of history on every mile of road.
I’m looking forward to my trek to Fort Kent, and following the road and history back down to Kittery. Thanks, Cameron, for all your work. You’ve gotten my new adventures as a roadgeek off to a good, well-informed start.