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Former US Route 99 in Cottonwood, Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta

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Max Rockatansky:
I made a couple stops in northern California to checkout some of the original surface alignments of US Route 99:

Former US Route 99 in Cottonwood on Main Street:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWq2fUp

Former US Route 99 in Dunsmuir on Dunsmuir Avenue:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWr99G8

Former US Route 99 in Mount Shasta City on Mount Shasta Boulevard:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWq2qTC

Max Rockatansky:
First blog up in this series is Cottonwood:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/09/former-us-route-99-in-cottonwood.html

The Cottonwood Creek Bridge and Southern Pacific Railroad subway opened in 1931.  What gets me is that US 99 north of Cottonwood seems to have actually been close to what are considered modern freeway standards in 1949. 

Max Rockatansky:
Finished the Dunsmuir blog:

Former US Route 99 in Dunsmuir of southern Siskiyou County, California was located on Dunsmuir Avenue.  Pictured in the blog cover is former US Route 99 on Dunsmuir Avenue (formerly Florence Avenue and Back Street) in downtown Dunsmuir as it appeared in the September/October 1951 California Highways & Public Works.  US Route 99 north of Dunsmuir at the Sacramento River to Big Canyon would be converted to freeway standards during 1953.  The freeway bypass of alignment of US Route 99 (and current Interstate 5) was opened to traffic during late 1960. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/09/former-us-route-99-in-dunsmuir.html

Max Rockatansky:
Rounding this out with Mount Shasta City:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/09/former-us-route-99-in-mount-shasta-city.html

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