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Letter: Agree with Glen Wilham

Marie Freeman writes:
I think it would be great for the truck drivers so that they realize a hazard for them to be downtown. It's not just an inconvenience for the people downtownk it's dangerous for an 18 wheeler to try to make that turn downtown.

In the old days of being able to read an atlas made a big difference. But only the old-timers remember how to do that I think now :-) My first trip down 119 between Harlem and Whitesburg before they closed it to commercial vehicles, I certainly wish it would've already been closed! It's called Kingdom Come Highway. The logger that help me back down the mountain that I followed we had actually get on the CB and say we were coming around the mountain curve there was no where for the other truck, except off the mountain.

I told him they named the highway Kingdom Come Highway because I said the Lords prayer the whole way down the mountain.

So agree it would be beneficial for the driver to know and have a sign posted there. I have to say I did look at the atlas before I made the trip to Whitesburg. It was long before cell phones or GPS. I had been to Harlem before on 119 and it wasn't bad, look to be the shortest route. Past Harlem there's not even a guard rail and a hairpin turn around every mountain curve. Beautiful, would be pretty in a car. By the way I didn't go back that way LOL. --Marie
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