Release Date: 01 June, 1990
Manufacturer: Pacific Group
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Summary: Journey through Highway 17
When I was growing up, Highway 17 was called the "bloody highway". As I grew up and drove through HWY 17 to get to Santa Cruz, I understood the nick name. After reading this book, I was energized to drive through HWY 17 with the book at hand and found myself reliving the history of this wonderful road as I stopped at every historical location referenced in the book. I highly recommend this book and suggest taking the trip with the book to appreciate its beauty.
Summary: Journey through Highway 17 past and present
I have driven on highway 17 thousands of times, after reading Highway 17 by Richard Beal, I felt like I had just taken that road for the first time. The book is fascinating recounting of history, key locations, and local relevant events. The wonderful old pictures captured the history of the road brilliantly. This book is a must read for locals, old Highway 17 drivers, and the new drivers that will travel this road.
Summary: Past to Present
When I moved to the bay area I kept hearing about the dangerous highway 17 road to Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley. I became so interested I began researching the road and found this book here on Amazon. It is a great book, full of stories and imagery. I enjoyed reading about local history and then getting the chance to drive it. I have a new respect for pioneers that paved this road as well as the Cal Trans workers that have to maintain it now.
May I strongly suggest checking the website ...before you go. It has up to the minute traffic conditions and driving tips. The highway is dangerous and unforgiving.