Just a little south of the former Emerald Valley Golf Course (the topic of yesterday's post) is the portion of Leavitt Road once known as 'Massacre Mile' – where the big sweeping curve is located.
Massacre Mile has been featured on this blog before. This 1967 article from the Journal seems to be the one of the earliest references to that part of State Route 58 as that nickname; and this 1976 article provided an update of the carnage in the ensuing nine years.
Well, here's yet another article about Massacre Mile – this one dating from right in the middle between the years of the previous articles. It ran in the Journal on May 31, 1972.
I'm not sure if anyone refers to that part of Leavitt Road as Massacre Mile any more, especially since the speed limit has been reduced. In the past many years, I've also noticed at least one house on the curve that was removed.
But there's a new problem area nearby – namely, the entrance to Lighthouse Village. Last year it seems like every time I went through that area where Tower Boulevard runs into the shopping area, there was a bad accident there.