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Question #2604 posted on 01/26/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Even US highways run east-west, odd run north-south. The numbers increase as you go south and west. Hence, you have US 40 running through Vernal and US 50 running through Green River. Capeesh? Why does Oregon violate the convention so flagrantly? Going north to south, you run into US 30, US 26 then US 20. Shouldn't it be the other way around? What is their problem?

- Loneliest Road in America

A: Dear Lonely,

Based on Mapquest, Highway 70 goes through Green River, not 50. Capeesh?

The only real problems I can think that Oregonians have are that Californians are invading from the south, Canucks from the north, and the rest of the United States doesn't have any idea what the word "recycle" means.

The reason why Oregon violates "the convention" is that we are determined not to become so co-dependent on some "mountains" we aren't able to find our way around if there is more than a slight fog.

- Beemer Boy