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anna asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

How did people back in the 80's find places without a GPS?

I've been wondering how did people back then who were traveling out of state and didn't know the area find places? I have seen maps a couple of times but they didn't tell you how to get from A to B they just show roads and it seems a bit complex. It would be interesting to hear how people did back then if there are some of you still alive. 

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  • 2 months ago

    they asked their gas station attendant

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  • 2 months ago

    Which 80s? 1180s?

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  • e9601:
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    2 months ago

    Back then? The stone age? LOL. We got directions, read maps and enjoyed the ride.

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  • 2 months ago

    Travel services like AAA would plan a road trip for you.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I’ve never had a say nav and always have a map book in my car. Oh, I also have a brain.

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  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I have been misdirected enough times by GPS that I trust a map more and I'll get directions from people at my destination for local directions once I get close.

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  • 2 months ago

    Road maps and paying attention to signs. Occasionally you'd ask a local for directions.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Maps were popular                 

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  • 2 months ago

    Folding maps that fit in a glove compartment, road atlases, and asking for directions and recommendations.  

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Oh, 'way back in the 80s" we had things called "maps".

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