2007 does not seem to be that long ago, but just take a look at some of the photos below, there have been some amazing changes. 

I started looking up the photos for this story of places around Texarkana from back when Google Maps first started taking pictures around our area, and the oldest pics were from 2007. Man oh man, there have been a lot of changes over the last 17 years, and that's when it hit me, 17 years... then I started doing the math. Never should have done that.


Holy, What Year Is This Batman?

What were you doing 17 years ago?

  • I hadn't officially reached middle age yet (44)
  • My wife was... never mind that. Still is, hot as a firecracker! Love you honey!
  • My youngest child was 5!
  • Brittany Spears shaved her head that year.
  • The Sopranos came to an end.
  • Bob Barker Retired from The Price Is Right.
  • The first Apple iPhone was introduced.
  • Other top phones that year were the HTC Touch and Motorola Razr.
  • Netflix launched in 2007.
  • Low Rise Jeans with crop tops were all the rage, not for me, mind you.
  • MySpace.com was hot, worth about $65 Billion at the time.

Google began its existence in 1998 and by 2007 was well on its way to Internet supremacy. The vehicles with the funny-looking little mounted cameras on top were making the rounds through the highways and byways of America as Google Maps was quickly gaining popularity. Texarkana started showing up in Google Street View pictures as well, grainy, fuzzy, not very good pictures, but pictures nonetheless.

We, and they (the pics), have come a long way:

Texarkana Photos - Google Street Views 2007 Through Today

Gallery Credit: Jim Weaver


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