8N04 – The Ridge Route Digital Gallery

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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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.

Photo courtesy of HJ Crawford

Photography and video by Sydney Croasmun.

Professional Photographer

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