Photo of The westmost point of Highway 20, in Newport, Oregon

Weekly Gem #180 Road Trip!

Published 12/15/2018

Location: This hidden gem is located at the at the intersection of Highways 101 and 20, in Newport, Oregon (see the  Clue Me! Map). 

Highway 20 is the longest road in the United States and runs from Newport, Oregon, to Boston.

“From Atlantic to Pacific

Gee the traffic is terrific!

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays.”

… but, I digress.

Highway 20 takes you from Newport (Oregon), to places like the Willamette Valley, the Cascade Mountain Range, Sun Valley, the Continental Divide, Yellowstone Park, the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, Chicago, (holy) Toledo, Cleveland (?), Buffalo (try some wings), and Boston (see you at Cheers, “where everybody knows your name!”). Don’t you want to yell, "ROAD TRIP!" Just imagine... 3,365 miles of non-stop adventure!

Speaking of Cheers ... that makes me think of Cliff Clavin ...

As he might say: It's a little-known fact that the term "road trip" originated after World War II when people started using their cars for recreational trips to other cities. In fact, some of the first documented “road trips” were taken on Highway 20, back in nineteen hundred and fifty three. That’s when the Boston Brave baseball team (incidentally, the oldest continually operating baseball club) relocated and became the Milwaukee Braves. Boston fans drove all the way to Milwaukee to see their beloved Braves play - an original “Road Trip!”



Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.


3,365 miles from here might seem like a long way, but it's even longer to Tipperary.


The westmost point of Highway 20

Why It's Interesting

Hwy 20 is the longest road in the United States. It runs from Newport, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts.

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