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Encyclopedia > US 97

United States Highway 97 is a major north-south United States highway in the western United States. It begins at a junction with Interstate 5 at Weed, California, and travels north to the Canadian Border at Osoyoos, becoming B.C. Highway 97 upon entering Canada. Major cities that lie on U.S. Highway 97 include Bend, Oregon, Yakima, Washington, Ellensburg, Washington, and Wenatchee, Washington. For a time, the Alaska portion of the Alaska Highway was planned to be signed as U.S. 97, with signs even being produced.[1] (http://www.us-highways.com/ak-us.htm) Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Interstate 5, or I-5, is an interstate highway along the west coast of the United States. ... Weed is a city located in Siskiyou County, California. ... Osoyoos, British Columbia Osoyoos is a small town in the Okanagan Valley on British Columbias southern border with Washington state. ... British Columbia provincial highway 97 is the longest continuously-numbered route in the province, going for 2,081 km all the way from the Canada/U.S. border in the south to the British Columbia/Yukon border in the north. ... Bend is a city located in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. ... Yakima is a the county seat of Yakima County located in central Washington. ... Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. ... The Sellar Bridge spans the Columbia connecting Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... The Alaska Highway, also Alaskan Highway, Alaska-Canadian Highway, Al-Can Highway, runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. ...


States Traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ...

Related US Routes

U.S. Highway 197 is a spur of U.S. Highway 97. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway. ...

External links

  • Alaska's US Highway(s) (http://www.us-highways.com/ak-us.htm)
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Primary U.S. Highways
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List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

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US 97 (843 words)
US 97 continues north to the vicinity of Beebe, crosses the Columbia River to the Chelan Falls area, and heads north along the west side of the Columbia.
US 97 continues north to Pateros, curving to the east to Brewster, and crosses the Okanogan near its mouth.
US 97/SR 20 bypass Okanogan and Omak to the east on a 2 lane expressway.
California @ WestCoastRoads - U.S. Highway 97 (340 words)
U.S. 97 is a fairly short route in extreme northern California, starting at Interstate 5 in Weed, then continuing northeasterly into Oregon near Dorris, passing through several small towns along the way.
In the 1950s, plans called for U.S. 97 to be commissioned in Alaska at the northern end of the Alaska Highway if the Canadian territory of Yukon decided to renumber its section of Alaska Highway as Yukon 97.
Northbound U.S. 97 at Junction California 161 (State Line Road), which leads east to connect to California 139 (and Oregon 39) north of Tulelake.
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