California's Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield (Images of America Series)

California's Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield (Images of America Series)

by Keith Warwick P.E.

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Overview

California's Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield (Images of America Series) by Keith Warwick P.E.


The portion of California’s Highway 99 between Modesto and Bakersfield presents a fascinating and nostalgic environment. The highway has a unique charm and character that are significant to California natives, visitors, and those who have moved to the California Central Valley over the past century. This roadway has never been upscale or presumptuous but is truly egalitarian. This book is a pictorial and textual history of the highway itself, the cities and towns along the highway, and other locations in Northern California that evoke the same nostalgic feelings. Presented here are images taken in the region before Highway 99 was officially established. It includes images that were captured over the past century of Giant Orange juice stands, vintage signs, historical buildings, and other attractions that are part of the heritage. The author’s hope is to entertain, provoke thought, and provide glimpses into obscure slivers of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467132138
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,204,163
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Keith Warwick, PE, is an environmental and civil engineer who is licensed in California and has been licensed in Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, and New York. He founded and operated a photography studio in Northern California that sold artistic images. He believes that it is necessary to preserve and enjoy snippets of history that are fading from society’s knowledge.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Background 9

2 Earlier Developments 19

3 Main Street of California 27

4 Roadside Businesses 41

5 Character of Highway 99 61

6 An Egalitarian Route 79

7 A Simpler Life 119

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