…and other miscellany.

Last Updated: February 13, 2018

Special Thanks

I wouldn’t have been able to create this blog, or any aspect of Beaver State Roads, without assistance from these awesome people and organizations throughout the years:

  • Laura Wilt – Librarian, ODOT 1
  • Jim Gavin – Straightline Chart Coordinator, ODOT
  • Steven Reed – Traffic Engineering Section, ODOT
  • Bob Cullen – Information Resource Manager, AASHTO
  • AARoads Forums
  • misc.transport.road (back in the day)


I do my best to cite the sources of my information. Unless I mention the source in its entirety within the blog post (e.g. “according to the June 1972 straightline chart”), there will be a footnote that links to and displays the citation. However, I am human and don’t always have access to every bit of information there may be on a topic. If you’re able to support or refute any of the statements with verifiable evidence, remove the spam filter and email me the details. Once I review it, I will go back and correct my earlier posts and pages and credit you for providing the correction or addition. I thank you in advance for the help.

Photo Attribution

Other than the photos from my own personal collection, I will attribute any third-party photo with their name, date taken and link to the photographer’s site if applicable. I do my best to only use the ones with shareable licenses or that I otherwise have the right to display. Again, I make mistakes, so please send me an email and we can work something out.

Conversely, if you would like to provide me with photos or additional context that was otherwise unable to find, don’t hesitate to email me with that information either. I will credit you, of course, and be really appreciative — especially if any of them were taken by Michael Summa.

Note that I consider photos taken in an official capacity by the Oregon Department of Transportation, its employees, its contractors or any equivalent historical entities to be owned by the state government, and therefore in the public domain. Photos taken in an official capacity by the United States Government, its branches, its employees or its contractors are also considered public domain works. I will cite any photos to the appropriate jurisdiction, agency and photographer (if known), along with any other pertinent information.

Highway Fonts

The FHWA family of fonts are adapted by the FHWA’s Standard Alphabets (2000 version linked). As a specification of the United States Government, the alphabets are considered public domain, making these fonts also public domain. I will make these fonts available for download from here in the future, and be updating them on occasion.

The US Highways ’26 font is an update of the US Highways Old Style font, copyright © 2000 Bruce S. Crindlebaugh, licensed and updated with permission.

Since Oregon doesn’t use it, and because it isn’t approved anymore, I won’t be using Clearview or a derivative on this site.


  1. Photos on History of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, Part 1: How We Got Here