U.S. Route 20 was begun in 1926 at the
beginning of the original
United States Interstate Highway System as an
east-west route and ran as far west as Yellowstone National
Park in Wyoming.
Today it is a coast-to-coast route and the longest road in the United States. A
wonderful car field trip for traveling through history from the old Truckee
route of the California Trail to the colonial routes used during the
Revolutionary War by George Washington.
HISTORIC ROUTE 20 - MAIN
STREET OF UPSTATE NEW YORK - This website is dedicated to my love of U.S.
Route 20, to which I owe many fond memories of family outings and Sunday
drives. I thank my Mom & Dad and my brothers for all of the memories
of those exciting drives to places like "Petrified Creatures",
"Herkimer Diamond Mines", "Cooperstown", "The Antique
Auto Museum" and more, as well as my wife for all of the many modern trips
we have taken down "20", that will all be remembered in my mind
always. - Daniel Houde "2002"
ROUTE 20 ASSOCIATION
- Somewhat like the
original Cherry Valley Turnpike Association which was organized in the 1920s to
preserve the rural landscape and its incredible scenic qualities of the Route 20
corridor, the present day Route 20 Association began as an outgrowth of a series
of community meetings held in the early part of 1999. It was at that time a new
push was being felt in New York State to promote tourism as a means of economic
development along U.S. Route 20.
ROUTES 5 and 20 - This 135-mile long
corridor that traverses New York State from east to west is a visitorís dream
come true. Yes, Routes 5 and 20 has something for everyone Ė wine tasting,
antique shops, historic sites, theme parks, four-season outdoor recreation, fine
dining and lodging, scenic rural landscapes with quaint villages,
festivals and theater. Best of all youíve gotten off the expressways to take a
drive along an Authentic American Road. Donít forget to stop for a root beer
float, a drive-in movie or to just watch the wildlife.
CHERRY VALLEY, NEW YORK - A
- The advent of the automobile breathed new life into
the Cherry Valley Turnpike which in time evolved into the mighty
Transcontinental Highway, US Route 20. Cherry Valley resonates with history, and
a stop here will be one of the highlights of your visit to Central New York.
Take our self-guided walking tour. Visit our Museum, and our fine stores. Spend
the night if you'd like.
WHITE TURKEY DRIVE-IN
- In the spring of 1952, Eddie and
Marge Tuttle opened the White Turkey Drive-In in Conneaut, Ohio. It was located
in Marge's parents' raspberry patch on Route 20. At that time, I-90 wasnít in
existence, so it was an ideal location for a drive-in business. 2002 marked the
50th anniversary of the White Turkey Drive-In. It's currently run by Gary, son
of Eddie and Marge, and Peggy Tuttle who took over the business in 1981. Many
upgrades have been made to the equipment since 1952, but the stand is still
authentic right down to the original counter.
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