Jefferson Davis ~ Father of National Highways
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.615 W 119° 01.176
11S E 316582 N 3918563
Quick Description: This bronze plaque on the grounds of the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield honors Jefferson Davis as the Father of National Highways.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2013 7:40:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMJF87
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

Long Description:
US Highway 99 is alive and well, running down the eastern side of California's Central Valley. It has been reduced to the status of state highway but still bears its historic '99' designation. When name highways, instead of numbering them, was in vogue during the early days of long-distance automobile travel, US Highway 99 was named the 'Jefferson Davis Highway' to honor the man who had surveyed the first three east-west military roads across the country.

Another Jefferson Davis Highway marker was discovered in the small town of Hornbrook in northern California and can be visited here as well as containing some additional history on the 'Jefferson Davis Highway Out West'.

State: California

Nearest City: Bakersfield

Type: Marker or Milestone, historic in nature

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