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Encyclopedia > California State Route 88

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Route 88
CS&HC Sec. 388
Length: 122 mi (195 km)
Major cities/towns: Stockton, CA
Jackson, CA
Kirkwood, CA
Markleeville, CA
Direction: East-West
JUNCTION POSTMILE
SR-99 SJ 0.00
SR-12 SJ 12.24
SJ 19.17
SR-124 AMA 5.53
SR-104 AMA 7.40
AMA 12.68
SR-49 AMA 14.28
(AMA 5.93 on 49)
AMA 14.29
(AMA 4.03 on 49)
SR-89 AMA 13.40
AMA 19.22
NEV-88 ALP 25.28
Legend
  deleted (no longer in system)   unconstructed
  closed   crossing with no access
  begin/end concurrency, bold route is carried through
  a bold route on white background indicates termini.
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California State Highways
Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic

California State Route 88 is a California State Highway that travels in an east-west direction, from Stockton through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and ending at the border with Nevada, whereupon it becomes Nevada State Route 88, eventually terminating at U.S. Highway 395. CA-88 is one of only three routes to continue with the same route number after crossing into Nevada, the others being CA-28 and CA-266. City nickname: Californias Sunshine Seaport County: San Joaquin Area code: 209 ZIP code: 952xx Area:  - Total  - Water 144. ... Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. ... Kirkwood is a census-designated place located in Alpine County, California. ... Markleeville is a census-designated place and the county seat of Alpine County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 KN 0. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in the United States of America in Californias Central Valley, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... California State Route 12s western terminus is in Sebastopol, California at California State Route 116. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of California. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... California State Route 49 (also known as the Gold Country Highway) is a scenic highway in the California Gold Country that passes through the historic mining communities of the 1849 California gold rush. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A multiplex or concurrency on a road network occurs where a single physical road carries two or more different highway, motorway or other road numbers. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE 85 SCL 0. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Example signage of the Califonia State Highway System Below is a partial list of California state highways. ... Below contains a list and summary of the entirely unconstructed California State Routes as outlined by the legislature in 1964. ... The following highways are designated, in whole or part, by the State of California as California State Scenic Highways: California State Highway 1 California State Highway 2 - From 2. ... Example signage of the Califonia State Highway System Below is a partial list of California state highways. ... City nickname: Californias Sunshine Seaport County: San Joaquin Area code: 209 ZIP code: 952xx Area:  - Total  - Water 144. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is mostly in eastern California. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... United States Highway 395 is a scenic highway that starts in the Mojave Desert at Interstate 15 near Hesperia, runs along the east side of the Sierra Nevada in the Owens Valley, winds through Carson City, Reno, back into California, crosses through the Modoc Plateau, and into eastern Oregon, into...


Unlike other two-lane California highways through the mountains (CA-4, CA-108 and CA-120), CA-88 stays open through winter, except during the worst snowstorms, making it the third major route through the mountains, after Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 50. In fact, CA-88 over the Carson Pass is designated as Alternate U.S. 50, such that it may be used during floods of the American River Canyon. JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 CC 0. ... California State Route 120, in northern California, is the end of the freeways heading east from the San Francisco Bay Area. ... A winter storm is a storm where the dominant forms of precipitation are forms that occur only at cold temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are cold enough to allow ice to form. ... Location of Interstate 80 Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... United States Highway 50 is an east-west United States highway. ... Look up Flood on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... The American River in California is known for its whitewater rapids, and as the location of Sutters Mill (where gold was found, leading to the California Gold Rush). ...


A portion of CA-88 (from Antelope Springs to the border) started as the Amador/Nevada Wagon Route, a toll road completed in 1862, which was a major thoroughfare through the mountains, as California sent timber, food, and particularly gold to the east during the Civil War. Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 greatly decreased traffic on the wagon road. A high-speed toll booth on SR 417 near Orlando, Florida A toll gate on the Sayama bypass (Saitama prefectural road 397) in Japan Toll gate A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Timber Timber is a term used to describe wood throughout its processing from the time it is planned for use in industrial products to the time it is used as a structural material or in other industrial product, such as wood pulp for paper production. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Poster announcing railroads opening The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States was built across North America in the 1860s, linking the railway network of the eastern U.S. with California on the Pacific coast. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Points of interest

Listed in order from west to east.

  • California Historical Landmark #995, the Trail of the 1844 John C. Frémont Expedition, at the northwest corner of the Calaveras River (postmile SJ 6.09)
  • Clinton (CHL #37), on Clinton Rd., south of the highway, in Pine Grove—Clinton was the center of a placer mining community during the 1850s and of quartz mining as late as the 1880s. This town once decided Amador County elections as its votes were always counted last.
  • Irishtown (CHL #38), at the intersection of Pine Grove Wieland Rd. in Pine Grove—This was an important stopping place for emigrants on their way to the southern mines. The first white settlers on this spot found it a "city of wigwams," and hundreds of mortars in the rocks testify that this was a favorite Indian camping ground.
  • Mount Zion State Park, Pine Grove
  • Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Pine Grove
  • Eldorado National Forest, Amador Ranger Station, Pioneer
  • Maiden's Grave (CHL #28), burial place of Rachel Melton (d. 1850), a young girl who died while traveling to California via covered wagon (postmile AMA 61.3)
  • The Old Emigrant Road was a long loop around the Silver Lake basin, starting from Caples Lake and reaching an elevation of 9,640 feet at one place. This difficult portion of the road was used by thousands of vehicles from 1848 to 1863, when a better route was blasted out of the face of the cliff at Carson Spur (the present highway route). There are two markers. One (CHL #662) is at the intersection of Mud Lake Rd (postmile AMA 63.1). The second marker (CHL #661) is at postmile ALP 2.4, at Caples Lake.
  • Kirkwood Ski Resort, Kirkwood
  • Kirkwood's (CHL #40), a resort, stage station, and post office originally built by Zack Kirkwood in 1864. The building straddles the AlpineAmador county line.
  • The Kit Carson Marker (CHL #315, postmile ALP 5.2), at the summit of Carson Pass, marks where Carson carved his name into a tree in 1844 while guiding John C. Frémont through the Sierra Nevada. The original can be found at Sutter's Fort, Sacramento.
  • On some large rocks near Carson Pass, a group of pioneers inscribed their names and the emblem of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1849 (CHL #378, postmile ALP 5.3).

California Historical Landmarks (CHLs) are buildings, structures, sites, or places in the state of California that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below: approved for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or the City/Town Council in whose... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813–July 13, 1890), birth name John Charles Fremon [Harvey, p. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in the United States of America in Californias Central Valley, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... A sluice box used in placer mining Placer mining (pronounced plass-er) is a open-pit or open-cast form of mining by which certain valuable minerals are extracted from the earth without tunneling. ... Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... Quartz is the most abundant mineral in the Earths crust. ... // Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... Apache wickiup A wickiup (or wikiup) is domed hut-like dwelling used by the semi-nomadic Native American tribes of the arid regions of the west and southwest North America, such as Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Idaho, California, and northern Mexico. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of California. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Alpine County is Californias smallest county, by population. ... Kirkwood is a census-designated place located in Alpine County, California. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Alpine County is Californias smallest county, by population. ... Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of California. ... Kit Carson Kit Carson (December 24, 1809–May 23, 1868), born Christopher Houston Carson, was an American frontiersman. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 19th century illustration of Sutters Fort Completed in 1839, Sutters Fort, which was originally called New Helvetia (New Switzerland) by its builder, John Sutter, was a 19th century agricultural and trading colony in California. ... City nickname: The Big Tomato Location Location of Sacramento in California Government County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 99. ... The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) is a fraternal organization derived from English Odd Fellows orders of the mid-1700s. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Legal definition

Streets and Highways Code, Section 388

 388. Route 88 is from: (a) Route 99 near Stockton to Route 49 passing south of Ione. (b) Route 49 in Jackson to the Nevada state line via Pine Grove, Silver Lake, and Kirkwood. 

Source: California Streets and Highways Code, Chapter 2, Article 3, Section 388


Freeway and expressway system

 253.1. The California freeway and expressway system shall include: Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 24, 28, 32, 34, 37, 40, 44, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 71, 73, 74, 78, 80, 81, 83, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90, 93, 97, 100, 102, 103, 105, 107, 108, 118, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 134, 136, 139, 140, 145, 148, 149, 154, 156, 161, 163, 164, 179, 181, 183, 184, 199, 205, 210, 215, 217, 221, 223, 230, 232, 234, 235, 237, 238, 239, 241, 242, 247, 249, 251, 257, 258, 259, 261, 280, 330, 371, 380, 405, 505, 580, 605, 680, 710, 780, 805, 880, and 980 in their entirety. 

Source: California Streets and Highways Code, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 253.1


Scenic highway

 263.5. The state scenic highway system shall also include:[...] Route 88 from Route 49 in Jackson to the Nevada state line via Pine Grove, Silver Lake, and Kirkwood. 

Source: California Streets and Highways Code, Chapter 2, Article 2.5, Section 263.5


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