Forestry road 8N04, the Ridge Route. The original way to get from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. Created in 1915, this road was credited for uniting California.
The three parts…
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Ridge Route Preservation Organization
SCVHistory – Ridge Route Archives
Video: SCVTV Legacy “Harrison Scott and the Historic Ridge Route”
Video: Chapman University “Ridge Route Road Trip”
LA Times Article – “Why a historic highway that united California’s two halves may never reopen to cars”
Bakersfield Article – “Ridge Route, pioneering LA-to-Bakersfield highway, hits 100”
National Register of Historical Places – Ridge Route
Electric Power Transmission Maps
The 8N04 Ridge Route Digital Gallery is dedicated to preserving the Old Ridge Route through photographs and video. Making the road accessible to those who may not be able to see it in person… or live halfway across the country! Using photography to freeze time, track changes in the road and bring awareness to this beautiful place.
Photography and video by Sydney Croasmun.
FAA Part 107 Remote UAV Pilot