Newest addition to the ACS Library is a 1963 Saigon street map with the ‘OLD’ street names that most of us knew. (ACS Library is located on the site Menu on the right side of this page.)
Since all the street names have changed, I thought this might be of help to some of you in locating places in Saigon. Once you’ve located something on this map, you can then go over to Google Maps to find the “new” street name. Then switch to the Google ‘satelite’ map viewer and zoom right in for a birds eye view of the location. It just doesn’t get any better then this!!
Steve Parker is on the ground in Saigon as I’m writing this Post, using this map and Google map satellite viewer to locate the Parker’s old house in Saigon. I’m sure we’ll be seeing pictures on the Blog of Parker’s old house soon.
Boy do I love all these modern hi-tech toys!! This is just so awesome. Steve Parker is in Saigon, leaving in 2 days. He can’t find there old house and some other places because the street names have changed. He leaves a Comment on our Blog. His father, brothers … Burt and Don … and myself kick into action. Rack brains stressing out memory recall circuits of old house and location, locate old map with old street names, zoom in on Google satellite mapping … pin point their old house location … and transmit everything to Steve in Saigon. All within a few hours today. AWESOME!!
Heck, I bet Steve is standing in front of the house right now taking pictures.
[Up date: Steve found the house … has pictures … will travel.]
Isn’t being a Saigon Kid … FUN… and totally AWESOME?!!
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