End of US highway 410
|Approx. time period||East terminus||West terminus|
|1926-1967||Lewiston, ID||Aberdeen, WA|
Across the river from Lewiston is Clarkston WA. There, at the corner of 13th Street and Bridge Street is the "410 Drive-In".
Bridge used to serve as US 410, but it's now US 12. I enjoy finding vestiges of old highways like this. Obviously this place has been around awhile; I believe the sign said 1955.
About 100 miles west of Lewiston lies Walla Walla WA. That's where the photo below was taken:
Today Business US 12 follows the route of historic US 410 along Isaacs Avenue through town. This is looking eastbound; the Blue Mountains are visible in the background. Below is a close-up of the shield:
Note the "ghost" of 410. Mark has also found several other signs in Washington that carry on the memory of US 410. Heading west from Walla Walla, we come to the Tri-Cities. Pasco is home to the "4-10 Apartments":
Olson, Sep. 2011
That's just off what is now I-182/US 12/US 395. I'm skeptical that was the original routing of US 410, but it certainly could've been a later realignment. Further west is Sunnyside, where there's still a "410 Market":
Bozanich, July 2003
Still further west in Yakima is another restaurant:
That's from Mark's website, which has some great photos from his travels - I encourage you to check it out, particularly if you're interested in bridges, county courthouses, and other roadside curiosities. He found another remnant of US 410 in Yakima (below):
It's hard to make out with the shadows from the neon tubes, but it says "Fruitvale 410 Drive-In Theatre". Below is a close-up of the 410 shield:
The original owner of the drive-in found this webpage, and wrote to inform me that the neon part of the sign was erected in 1963 (when he built the original single-screen drive-in), and the "Cinema Centre" part was added in 1972, when he added an indoor theatre in the center of the drive-in. By 1974 there were a total of four screens in operation nightly, all serviced from one projection booth and one snack bar. As of 2006, the theatres are all closed, and the sign is all that remains... and even that is now painted over with an ad for a used car dealership.