California US Highways in 1928

Background

Even though the US highway system was enacted in 1926, it was not until 1928 that they were signed in California. The signs were provided by the California State Automobile Association in northern California and the Automobile Club of Southern California in southern California. The following is a listing of these highways taken from an article titled "United States Numbered Highways" in the January, 1928 issue of California Highways and Public Works, the official publication of the California Division of Highways.

 

US 40

United States Highway No. 40

Beginning at San Francisco, crossing the bay to Oakland, Martinez, Davis, Sacramento, Auburn, Truckee, via the Nevada-California state line west of Verdi.

US 48

United States Highway No. 48

Beginning at French Camp via Tracy, Hayward to San Jose

US 50

United States Highway No. 50

Beginning at Sacramento to the Nevada-California state line at the south end of Lake Tahoe via Placerville.

US 66

United States Highway No. 66

Beginning at Los Angeles via San Fernando, San Bernardino, Victorville, Barstow, Ludlow, Daggett, to the Arizona-California state line west of Topock via Needles.

US 80

United States Highway No. 80

Beginning at San Diego to Jacumba, to the Arizona-California state line west of Yuma via El Centro.

US 91

United States Highway No. 91

Beginning at Nevada-California state line south of Jean via Baker to Daggett.

 

US 99

 

United States Highway No. 99

Beginning at El Centro via Brawly, Indio, Redlands, San Bernardino, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, Merced, Stockton, Sacramento, Davis, Woodland, Williams, Red Bluff, Redding, Dunsmuir, to the Oregon-California state line north of Hornbrook via Yreka.

 

US 101

 

United States Highway No. 101

Beginning at the United State-Mexican International Boundry at Tia Juana to San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, Oceanside, Capistrano, San Juan, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Cruces, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Salinas, San Jose, San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Willits, Eureka, Trinidad, to the Oregon-California state line south of Brookings via Crescent City.

 

 US 199

 

United States Highway No. 199

Beginning at Crescent City to Smith River to the Oregon-California state line west of Takilma.

 

 

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