San Jose road

From Wooljersey

The San Jose road (blue line) was Mission road and El Camino Real. The article CHAT ABOUT THE CYCLE. - San Francisco Call - May 9, 1892 describes a start from the Bay City Wheelmen club house at 443 Golden Gate Avenue, near Van Ness Avenue, proceeding south to Market, then Valencia, then the San Jose road to San Mateo. They could have taken the San Bruno road, which we now call Bayshore Blvd, but didn't. Here is an imperfect rendering of the route they took, using QGIS software, and these maps from the David Rumsey collection; 1891 Guide Map Of City And County Of San Francisco, 1896 San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. (From the The Cyclers' Guide and Road Book of California) and 1927 Official Map of San Mateo County California:

The San Jose road, as described in CHAT ABOUT THE CYCLE. - San Francisco Call - May 9, 1892. A 300 dpi version of this file can be viewed or downloaded here.

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