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From: "roland elliott" <>
Subject: Re: I-5 and the old 99
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:09:34 -0700
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Phil correct me,but Caltrans the State Hwy Dept. started naming hwys West to
East with uneven #'s and North to South with even #'s,now here is where it
gets tricky,I think the Namer drank a lot,Hwy #1 then #101,hwy #20-30,40[now
80],then 50,88,4.108,120,140 etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Davis" <>
To: "roland elliott" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 7:56
Subject: Re: I-5 and the old 99


> And don't forget the Giant Orange juice stands!!! Heaven!!! We used to
stop
> and rest in the shade of the big Eucalyptus trees along the way. Jan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "roland elliott" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 7:39 AM
> Subject: Re: I-5 and the old 99
>
>
> > Every 20 miles was a Orange Julius and a Motorlodge,it was a dry dusty
> trip
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Edrie Broughton" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 7:26
> > Subject: I-5 and the old 99
> >
> >
> > > I don't know about the dirt part because it was paved when we started
> > using
> > > it. Grandparents lived in San Jose and we lived in LA for almost ten
> > years.
> > > We drove that way many times. We always asked Dad, "Are we going the
> > pretty
> > > way or the oleander way?" He usually picked the oleander way (99).
> Even
> > > that was not fast considering today's roads. It was a simple four
lane
> > road
> > > divided by oleanders. You had to slow down and stop in almost every
> small
> > > town. From north of Sacramento to almost LA the roads are quite
> separate
> > > and sometimes as much as 30-40 miles apart. The old 99 traveled the
> > center
> > > of the valley and was prone to spot flooding and winter fog. They
hoped
> > > putting I-5 on the western slopes would help avoid flooding and
> fog...they
> > > were wrong. The last time I remember I-5 being closed for flooding
was
> in
> > > 1998 when my father was dying. You couldn't get through Sacramento to
> > > Stockton on either road though.
> > > EdrieAnne
> > >
> > >
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