Old Highway 4

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I found where Highway 77 replaced Hwy 4 in 1926, but can't find anything on the construction of Hwy 4.

Thank you in advance for any info you can give me on this.

-- Debbie Dollar (dddollar@SBCglobal.net), September 05, 2004


It would be very hard to pinpoint or find actual paved remains of the original OK 4. Much of OK 4 would have been graded dirt or gravel road. Old OK 4/US77 was one of the first, if not the first route to be paved from state line to sate line though. Map sources seem to indicate it was paved by 1927 or 1928. It would be at this time when any irregularites would ahve been initially ironed out.

The original route of OK 4 is still intact, just as it was, though paved in 1920's concrete, between Guthrie and Perry. This is one of the oldest and longest stretches of original, drivable, paved alignment in the state, older than any of the US 66 sections in Oklahoma.

-- Wes Kinsler (wkinsler@wkinsler.com), November 04, 2004.

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