A Pictorial History of Highway 99 The Scenic Route by Carole MacRobert Steele


9 in stock



Redding, California to Portland, Oregon

Spanning from the early 1900s through the 1960s, this nostalgic ride through Northern California and Oregon is one of the most highly visual histories ever written on U.S. Highway 00.

Vintage postcard images depict how the crudely constructed Pacific Highway transitioned into the modern and paved U.S. Highway 99, only to be mostly abandoned when the new interstate opened.

Traversing a myriad of landscapes, Highway 99 meanders through quaint towns and big cities, past towering pines and snow-capped mountains as mighty rivers gush through steep rugged canyons toward the fertile valleys of Oregon.

Adding to the grandeur of this scenic route are iconic landmarks such as Mt. Shasta, Mt. McLoughlin, and Mt. Hood.

Mostly abandoned stretches of the old highway reveal the hauntingly sad remains of deserted motels, gas stations, and tourist spots, their images lovingly preserved.


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Weight 31 oz
Dimensions 10 × 1 × 7 in