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Road laws of California, 1885  

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The Road Laws of California


San Francisco

Sumner Whitney & Co.



91 + [2] ad pp. 15x10 cm (5¾x3¾"), original gray cloth, stamped in gilt. First Edition.

Rare printing of the first road laws of California, defining California law pertaining to highways, toll/wagon roads, ferries, bridges, etc., that would evolve into the vast highway system of today. OCLC locates one copy, at UCLA, with later 1885 amendments. 

The first state road was authorized on March 26, 1895, when a law created the post to maintain the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road. The same year, the legislature created the three-person Bureau of Highways to coordinate efforts by the counties to build good roads. The first legislative routes were defined by the State Highway Bond Act in 1909.

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