In 1909, LRN 5, which would become known as California Route 17 in 1936, was built as a main highway between Santa Cruz and San José through the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1950, when the Lexington Reservoir was created, the towns of Alma and Lexington were submerged under he reservoir and the road was rerouted around the new body of water.
Published by Hamilton Historical Records
I'm a Virginia historian and legal expert who is related to individuals who rode on the Mayflower ship, American founding father George Mason IV, three Union veterans from the U.S. Civil War, two of whom marched with General Sherman to Atlanta, two Confederate veterans, and President Theodore Roosevelt’s and Franklin Roosevelt’s family.
View all posts by Hamilton Historical Records