Highway 301, Part II

Olar Along Route 321, a spur of 301 in South Carolina, south of the little Scandinavian-themed towns of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, lies the little ghost town of Olar. While Olar still boasts a population of 237 people, its “downtown” section is virtually deserted. But this little southern town located along what is historically known…

Highway 301

During the period of growth of the nation’s Interstate Highway system, from its beginnings right into the 1970s, an effect was felt by towns, businesses, and people who were left behind. These businesses that were left behind were located on the old routes, the routes that had been in use for 100+ years, but for…

Welcome to Bygone Highways!

The purpose of this photoblog is to showcase many of the long-lost, forgotten gems along our older highways, and some of the gems that are slightly off the beaten path. I’ll include just about anything that fascinates me, but you can expect lots of subjects that reflect a colorful, nostalgic, or otherwise interesting history.