A Short History of The Ridge Route

By Karen Dustman

Perhaps you, too, have fallen in love with the Ridge Route – the predecessor to California’s Hwy 99 and Interstate 5.

Back in the day, the Ridge Route was the road connecting Los Angeles with the San Joaquin Valley. The original day-long journey required both stamina and a strong stomach.

This is the story of that iconic highway skating the ridges – how it first began, its perils and pitfalls, and its evolution from crude oiled dirt track to concrete byway to a much-beloved remnant of California’s motoring history and national historic treasure.

6 x 9, black & white illustrated paperback, 38 pages, $11