Highway 99 once led travelers through the heart of Valley towns. In Fresno, the highway turned onto Van Ness Avenue under the sign that welcomed visitors.
Highway 99 once led travelers through the heart of Valley towns. In Fresno, the highway turned onto Van Ness Avenue under the sign that welcomed visitors. John Walker Fresno Bee file
Highway 99 once led travelers through the heart of Valley towns. In Fresno, the highway turned onto Van Ness Avenue under the sign that welcomed visitors. John Walker Fresno Bee file

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Ask Me: Highway 99 first paved in 1913

September 12, 2015 7:00 AM

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