Talk:Shepard Road/Warner Road

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This is definitely a major road. --NE2 07:49, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

The article has come along way since I first started it. Thanks for the help. I do need help on getting a map for the road. I am having trouble trying to find one. --Dblom5 08:44, 30 October 2007 (CDT)

Feel free to add more yourself. Googling '"Shepard Road" "Saint Paul" yields a lot of references, including who Shepherd Road was named for, how when it was built in the 1960's it destroyed the entrance to Fountain Cave (where "Pig's Eye" Parrant, the "founder" of Saint Paul, set up his liquor operation in the 1830's); the Bruce Vento natural area being developed off Warner Road, etc.
If you are not sure how to add references for your additions, just put the url in brackets [ ] and I'll clean it up.
There a a couple of map sources but I haven't found one yet which gives a sense of the terrain and is still legible. I'll keep looking.
Also, persons interested (either in keeping or deleting this article) should feel free to participate in the AFD discussion, linked on the top of the article's page. Kablammo 12:45, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
USGS topographical maps (via TerraServer-USA) show terrain well. --NE2 18:51, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
The problem may be scale and definition on a road this length.Kablammo 18:53, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Oh, you're talking about a map for the article? --NE2 19:06, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes. Mapmaker is too large a scale; I'm still looking at EPA maps.
I recalled another reason why USGS might not work -- the USGS uses older data and the road was since rerouted inland for a mile or so just west of downtown. In this segment [1] it was located near the river (as shown) but has since been moved inland near the mainline track after the railyard and coal stockpile yard were removed. Other than this segment the road still has its riverside alignment. Barring other sources it may be appropriate to link to individual road segments of the USGS topos to support text on the individual parts of the road. Kablammo 19:16, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

KEEP this article! This is an important road, which those outside of this area may not appreciate. Road snobs? Why not delete "Route 66" as well? After all, it's just another road. This entry deserves to be kept on the Wikipedia site. While some references should be added to support the facts here, they are all correct as far as I can determine. It is a highly important regional route with ties to the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Airport, and numerous other significant regional sites. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.174.134 (talk) 22:14, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

I found a possible picture for the article. This picture shows part of Warner Road near Childs Road (it looks similar to an interchange but it is not marked an any maps I have seen. This is also the only part of the entire road that looks real similar to a four-lane expressway with an exit that i know of.) Will this picture work? http://blog.lib.umn.edu/thil0020/carfreelife/May-31-2006%20bikepathsign1.jpg Here is the site: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/thil0020/carfreelife/2006_06.html (Dblom5 23:54, 1 November 2007 (UTC))