Yes, I do remember crossing the U.S.-Canada border in the '80s and '90s, and they questioned me then as to why I was entering their country, and vice-versa on the way back. Back then, if you were a smartass, they'd pull you over for further interrogation too.
It it unfortunate, the events that lead to requiring a passport now, etc., but I was noticing that some posters in this thread were comparing the U.S.-Canada border crossing to EU nations' borders. Not a good comparison as we do not have a union of countries here to compare it to. Crossing the Nevada-California border may be a more accurate comparison.
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