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On the Road

More Than Just a Road:
Driver's Perspectives on the Turnpike's Meaning

"I remember the family travels from Old Bridge [on the Turnpike]. Albeit, my view of the journey was from the back of my dad's . . . station wagon . . . from my view, all of the New Jersey Turnpike was backwards. . . . I [eventually] graduated to the front seat of my folk's new Chevy Nova. It was in that front seat that I saw a pair of pheasants flying parallel to the Turnpike. . . . The Rahway State Prison was an ominous sight. The 'Dutch Boy' paint plant always assured me of the time and temperature."

John C., Austin, Texas, 2000

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