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Max Rockatansky:
Along modern day California State Route 99 south of Avenue 11 just outside the City limits of Madera one can find the Midway Palm and Pine in the center median of the freeway.  The Midway Palm and Pine denotes the halfway point between the Mexican Border and Oregon State Line on what was US Route 99.  The Midway Palm is intended to represent Southern California whereas the Midway Pine is intended to represent Northern California.  Pictured in the blog cover is the Midway Palm and Pine as can be seen from the northbound lanes of the California State Route 99 Freeway. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/08/the-midway-palm-and-pine-of-us-route-99.html

sparker:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on August 26, 2021, 04:42:05 PM ---Along modern day California State Route 99 south of Avenue 11 just outside the City limits of Madera one can find the Midway Palm and Pine in the center median of the freeway.  The Midway Palm and Pine denotes the halfway point between the Mexican Border and Oregon State Line on what was US Route 99.  The Midway Palm is intended to represent Southern California whereas the Midway Pine is intended to represent Northern California.  Pictured in the blog cover is the Midway Palm and Pine as can be seen from the northbound lanes of the California State Route 99 Freeway. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/08/the-midway-palm-and-pine-of-us-route-99.html

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Nice to see one of the old US 99 artifacts has been preserved.  Now -- if they could bring back some of the old round OJ stands......the last one standing was at Berenda Lane south of the 99/152 junction north of Madera.

RZF:
To be fair, California is more divided into 3 parts, (Southern, Central, Northern), but that's for another thread.

Alps:

--- Quote from: RZF on August 26, 2021, 08:31:12 PM ---To be fair, California is more divided into 3 parts, (Southern, Central, Northern), but that's for another thread.

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"Central" is really more "east of I-5". The north/south stuff seems to be limited to the western half.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: Alps on August 27, 2021, 12:36:06 AM ---
--- Quote from: RZF on August 26, 2021, 08:31:12 PM ---To be fair, California is more divided into 3 parts, (Southern, Central, Northern), but that's for another thread.

--- End quote ---
"Central" is really more "east of I-5". The north/south stuff seems to be limited to the western half.

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Really these would be a better way to describe the actual regions of California:

-  Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Santa Barbara-Ventura
-  San Diego Metro Area
-  Sonoran Desert, Mojave Desert and Owens Valley
-  Central Valley
-  Sierra Nevada Foothills and Lake Tahoe
-  San Francisco Bay Area
-  State of Jefferson
-  Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley and Coast south to Gaviota Pass

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