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What's the story with "Hwy 7" in Okanogan County?

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thefraze_1020:
Just as the title says. Google Maps shows a road called "Hwy 7" complete with a state route 7 shield on the road shown on the map. This road extends from US-97 in downtown Oroville to a junction with US-97/ WA-20 between Riverside and Tonasket. Looking at old maps, I cannot see any time that this was a state route of any sort, or an old alignment of US-97. There is, however, what appears to be a state-built bridge from circa-1950 over the Similkameen River on the edge of Oroville. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Alps:
So, oddly, it's in the 2017 topo map shown in Historic Aerials: https://www.historicaerials.com/location/48.68212087819241/-119.4263034276241/T2017/13

Mapmikey:
The GMSV view of the south intersection with US 97 shows a street blade with the road name being S. highway 7.

It's definitely the original US 97 route, though...

thefraze_1020:

--- Quote from: Mapmikey on September 29, 2020, 10:01:35 PM ---The GMSV view of the south intersection with US 97 shows a street blade with the road name being S. highway 7.

It's definitely the original US 97 route, though...

--- End quote ---

I stand corrected. According to my Washington state maps close at hand, it was the old alignment of US 97 in 1944, but US 97 was moved to its current alignment on the east side of the river by 1954. However, as for the "7" number, that is a mystery. US 97 was also PSH 10 before 1964.

J3ebrules:
So bizarre; there’s no information on it I can find in Google, and it’s certainly not State Route 7, which never goes into that county. On Apple Maps; it’s not given a shield - just the street name “Highway 7”.

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