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California State Route 20
State Route 20 (SR 20) is a state highway in the northern central region of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of California, running east–west across the state north of Sacramento. Its west end is at SR 1 in Fort Bragg, from where it heads east past Clear Lake, Colusa, Yuba City, Marysville, and Nevada
Nevada
City to I-80 near Emigrant Gap, where eastbound traffic can continue on other routes to Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
or Nevada. Portions of SR 20 are built near the routing of what was first a wagon road and later a turnpike in the late nineteenth century. This road was extended through the state highway system all the way to Ukiah in the early twentieth century, and the missing link near Clear Lake was completed in 1932 before the official designation of this highway as SR 20 in 1934
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U.S. Route 101 In California
U.S. Route 101
U.S. Route 101
(US 101) in the state of California
California
is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in the state, and the longest highway of any kind in California.[4] US 101 was also one of the original national routes established in 1926. Significant portions of US 101 between the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
area and the San Francisco Bay Area follow El Camino Real, the historic road connecting the former Alta California's 21 missions. Although the highway has been superseded in overall importance for transportation through the state by Interstate 5 (I-5), US 101 continues to be the major coastal north–south route that links the Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Area, the Central Coast, the San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay Area, and the North Coast
Coast
(Redwood Empire)
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Track Gauge
North America · South America · Europe · Australiav t ePart of a series onRail transportOperations Track Maintenance High-speed railways Track gauge Stations Trains Locomotives Rolling stock Companies History Attractions Terminology (AU, NA, NZ, UK) By country Accidents Railway couplings Couplers by country Coupler conversion Track gauge Variable gauge Gauge conversion Dual gauge Wheelset Bogie
Bogie
(truck) Dual coupling Rail subsidiesModellingv t eIn rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails. All vehicles on a rail network must have running gear that is compatible with the track gauge, and in the earliest days of railways the selection of a proposed railway's gauge was a key issue
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California State Route 36
State Route 36 (SR 36) is an east–west state highway in the U.S. state of California
California
that is routed from U.S. Route 101 in Humboldt County to U.S. Route 395 just east of Susanville in Lassen County. The portion of SR 36 travelling past Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
and Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor
is part of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, a National Scenic Byway.[2] Also, Route 36 between Alton and Susanville is a designated Blue Star Memorial Highway.Contents1 Route description 2 In popular culture 3 Major intersections 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksRoute description[edit] SR 36 begins in Alton at an interchange with US 101. It continues east through the communities of Hydesville and Carlotta before paralleling the Van Duzen River
Van Duzen River
all the way to the town of Bridgeville
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California State Route 175
State Route 175 (SR 175) is a state highway in California, United States, connecting Hopland in Mendocino County and Middletown in Lake County.Contents1 Route description 2 History 3 Major intersections 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksRoute description[edit] SR 175 connects U.S. Route 101 at Hopland to State Route 29 near Lakeport through the Mayacamas Mountains. From there it joins SR 29 until Kelseyville, where it loops out until meeting SR 29 again at its end at Middletown
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California State Route 211
State Route 211 is a California state highway in Humboldt County that connects Ferndale with U.S. 101.Contents1 Route description 2 History 3 Major intersections 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksRoute description[edit]State Route 211 crossing the Eel RiverState Route 211 looking north from the city limits of Ferndale, CaliforniaCurrently, Route 211 runs about 5 miles (8 km) from roughly the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Avenue in Ferndale north to US 101 in Fernbridge, crossing over the bridge of the same name over the Eel River. However, the highway was meant to extend south through the Lost Coast
Lost Coast
region to California State Route 1
California State Route 1
near Rockport. This remaining 103 mi (166 km) of Highway 211 is unlikely ever to be constructed because of the steep and unstable highlands of the Lost Coast
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Standard Gauge
North America · South America · Europe · Australiav t eA standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in). The standard gauge is also called Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge, UIC gauge, uniform gauge, normal gauge and European gauge in the EU and Russia.[1][2][3][4][5] It is the most widely used railway track gauge across the world with approximately 55% of the lines in the world using it. All high-speed rail lines, except those in Russia, Finland, Portugal and Uzbekistan, utilise standard gauge
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California State Route 255
State Route 255 (SR 255) is a state highway in Humboldt County, California, United States.Contents1 Route description 2 History 3 Major intersections 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksRoute description[edit] It is a western alternate route of U.S. Route 101 between Eureka and Arcata, routed via the three bridges over Humboldt Bay and Indian Island and Woodley Islands, rather than motorists having to circumvent the entire northern section of the bay (known as Arcata Bay) to the road connecting the Arcata area to the Samoa Peninsula
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Bracut, California
Coordinates: 40°49′38″N 124°05′00″W / 40.82722°N 124.08333°W / 40.82722; -124.08333BracutUnincorporated communityThe District 1 CalTrans
CalTrans
yard at BracutBracutLocation in California Show map of CaliforniaBracutBracut (the US) Show map of the USCoordinates: 40°49′38″N 124°05′00″W / 40.82722°N 124.08333°W / 40.82722; -124.08333Country United StatesState CaliforniaCounty Humboldt CountyElevation[1] 16 ft (5 m)Bracut (formerly, Brainard)[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Arcata,[2] at an elevation of 16 feet (5 m).[1] The name originated as a contraction of the railway cut through Brainard hill in the Humboldt Bay
Humboldt Bay
salt marsh. Railway trestle work originally connected the hill south to Eureka and north to Arcata
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Farley, Mendocino County, California
Farley is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on Outlet Creek adjacent to California State Route 162 and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad[2] 5.25 miles (8.4 km) northeast of Longvale,[3] at an elevation of 1073 feet (327 m).[1] A post office operated at Farley from 1915 to 1942.[3] The name honors Jackson Farley, a settler of 1857.[3] References[edit]^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Farley, Mendocino County, California ^ DeLorme California Atlas & Gazetteer (2008) Yarmouth, Maine p.47 ISBN 0-89933-383-4 ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 58
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Shively, California
Coordinates: 40°25′50″N 123°58′11″W / 40.43056°N 123.96972°W / 40.43056; -123.96972ShivelyUnincorporated communityShivelyLocation in California Show map of CaliforniaShivelyShively (the US) Show map of the USCoordinates: 40°25′50″N 123°58′11″W / 40.43056°N 123.96972°W / 40.43056; -123.96972Country United StatesState CaliforniaCounty Humboldt CountyElevation[1] 144 ft (44 m)Shively (formerly Shiveley,[1] Bluff Prairie,[2] and Paradise[2]) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) north-northwest of Redcrest,[2] at an elevation of 144 feet (44 m), on the right bank of the Eel River.[1] A post office operated at Shively from 1906 to 1965.[2] See also[edit]Northwestern Pacific RailroadReferences[edit]^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shively, California ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998)
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Nashmead, California
Nashmead (formerly, Nash) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on the Eel River and Northwestern Pacific Railroad[2] 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southeast of Spyrock,[3] at an elevation of 814 feet (248 m).[1] A post office operated at Nashmead from 1915 to 1960.[3] The name honors J. Nash, its first postmaster.[3] The name Nashmead was formed from "Nash's Meadows".[3] References[edit]^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nashmead, California ^ DeLorme California Atlas & Gazetteer (2008) Yarmouth, Maine p.47 ISBN 0-89933-383-4 ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 112
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Stone, California
Stone is a populated place[1] in Humboldt County, California. It is located across the Eel River from Belleview, along the right of way of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south-southeast of Fortuna,[1] at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m).[2] References[edit]^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-884995-14-9.  ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: StoneCoordinates: 40°30′43″N 124°06′51″W / 40.51194°N 124.11417°W / 40.51194; -124.11417This Humboldt County, California–related article is a stub
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Van Duzen River
The Van Duzen River
River
is a river on the north coast of California. It is a major tributary of the Eel River
River
and drains 429 square miles (1,110 km2), mostly in Humboldt County, with a small portion in Trinity County. The river travels 63 miles (101 km) from its headwaters on the west side of the North Coast Range to its confluence with the Eel River, about 14 miles (23 km) upstream from the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
and 17 miles (27 km) south of Eureka, California. The river's elevation is over 5,000 feet (1,500 m) at its source and only 60 feet (18 m) when it merges with the Eel River. The river has two forks in its upper reaches. The North Fork travels northwest until it reaches the small town of Dinsmore, where it starts flowing west. The Little Van Duzen, which also flows northwest, joins the North Fork a few miles later. The river flows roughly west from then on
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Samoa, California
Samoa (formerly, Brownsville) is a census-designated place[4] in Humboldt County, California.[2] It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Eureka,[5] at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m).[2] Samoa is located in the northern peninsula of Humboldt Bay and is the site of the Samoa Cookhouse, one of the last remaining original, lumber style cookhouses. The name Samoa is used interchangeably with the peninsula it occupies. The population was 258 at the 2010 census.Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Samoa Peninsula 4 Climate 5 Demographics 6 Politics 7 Popular culture 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Sources 12 External linksEtymology[edit] Samoa was given its current name in honor of a contemporary crisis in the Samoan Islands in 1890s. It was assumed that its harbor was similar to the harbor of Pago Pago in American Samoa, and the town was consequentially named Samoa. It was originally known as Brownsville, named for James D.H
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