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    historic route

    Hi there.

    What's a historic route?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: historic route

    Hello Nef,

    Without context, I would take it to mean "a route about which a number of significant anecdotes could be told"; or "a route which has played an important historical role".

    Which route is it, out of interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.

    What's a historic route?

    Thanks in advance.
    A historic route could be an actual route in history. The Oregon Trail is a historic route in the American west.

    It can also be a virtual path too. This can mean a series of actions that if followed will repeat success or failure just as they have done throughout history.

    You must give us context to tell you what this means.

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    Re: historic route

    Hi there.

    I saw a few signs read 'historic route' when I was driving on freeway.

    "A historic route could be an actual route in history." -- This is probably the right definition.

    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.

    I saw a few signs read 'historic route' when I was driving on freeway.

    "A historic route could be an actual route in history." -- This is probably the right definition.

    Thanks.
    This means that it was an important route sometime in history....the Oregon Trail is an example. It is like seeing a sign saying "historic site" meaning that something historic happened at that spot.

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    Re: historic route

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi there.

    I saw a few signs read 'historic route' when I was driving on freeway.
    I see thank you!

    (I wonder whether one is expected to drive more reverentially, on a historic route.)

    MrP

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