Route 49 – Coulterville CA

Description

The WPA completed road work along “Route 65, Sections A & B. Widening present narrow Rd. and installing culverts.”

WPA Proj. No. 65-3-4920, February 18, 1936, $5,052.

Route 65 in the mid 1960s was supplanted by State Route 49, The Golden Chain Highway, a state highway in California that travels 320 miles from Oakhurst to Vinton, California. According to AA Roads, “SR 49 received its designation in honor of the 49ers. The state route is frequently referred to as the Gold Country Highway, Mother Lode Highway, Golden Chain Highway, and other names that speak to its heritage as the main highway to communities, towns, and cities founded during the Gold Rush of 1849.”

The route was located with the help of an employee of the Mariposa Public Works Dept.

Source notes

WPA Job Card, Fresno public library, San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center

Local Source (Mariposa Public Works Department)

AA Roads, California 49, Mother Lode Highway: (https://www.aaroads.com/california/ca-049.html), accessed March 2, 2018

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on March 2, 2018.

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Location Info


10685 CA-49
Coulterville, ca 95311

Coordinates: 37.794537, -120.28221400000001

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