August 7th marked the 100 year anniversary of the first paving of the California State Highway System, which happened on El Camino Real in San Bruno. Two community events were held to celebrate this historic occasion. The Grand Boulevard Initiative hosted a booth at the San Bruno Farmer’s Market on August 5th to kick off the festivities. A formal celebration was held on August 7th, with dignitaries commemorating the history and future of the El Camino Real Corridor, a historic re-enactment of the 1912 shovel turning, and a historic car procession with over 70 automobiles, ranging from 1906 to 2012.
Check out these news articles and fun photos:
Leaders Celebrate 100th Anniversary of El Camino Real in Old-Time Style
‘Hometown Highway’ Turns 100
Construction of El Camino Real Began 100 Years Ago Today