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The last stoplight on I-84 in Caldwell

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Red-Eye Pete meets the Unhanging Judge

Last Traffic Light on I-80 - Trial by unhanging judge
Last Traffic Light on I-80 - 3 - Lynched.
Last Traffic Light on I-80 - Verdict by unhanging judge
Last Traffic Light on I-80 - preparing to lynch the light

The last stoplight on the freeway system was removed from I-84 on November 18, 1983, the year that Caldwell celebrated its Centennial.  Mayor Al McCluskey, known for his poetry and humor, orchestrated an elaborate theatrical production when the traffic light dubbed "Red Eye Pete" was removed.  Key community leaders dressed in costume and "unhanging judge McCluskey" ordered it to be taken down.  The light was the only stop on the freeway from Portland to Salt Lake City and was part of an $18.8 million, four-phase construction project in the Caldwell area.  (Source:  Idaho Press Tribune Cavalcade Publication April 7, 2012).