||(LEFT) Don't believe everything you read, buster ... there never was a U.S. Highway 38 in Alabama!
would be a "whoops!" moment. It's Alabama 38! Before 79 and
75, there was 38 and 32, respectively. Later in the '50s,
several state highways underwent renumbering.
[1953 Alabama Official Highway Map, credit: alabamamaps.ua.edu]