Washington’s Highway 99: Images of America Series


Written by Chuck Flood

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What originated as a loose network of muddy roads connecting early settlements transformed with the dawn of the automobile age and construction of good roads to become Highway 99. As travel for business and pleasure began to shift away from ships and railroads to trucks and family cars, roadside services developed within and between towns to cater to the new type of travelers – as many as 1,300 “gas, food, and lodging” businesses lined Washington’s section of Highway 99 alone, ranging from primitive auto camps to luxury hotels and from simple burger stands to roadside eateries shaped like giant tepees and igloos. Take a virtual road trip down vintage Washington’s Highway 99 in this pictorial history.