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
Join us in celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the first paving of the California State Highway System, which occurred on El Camino Real in San Bruno! You are invited to celebrate the history of your community and share your vision for the El Camino Real Corridor at two free upcoming events:
San Bruno Community Celebration
Sunday, August 5th | 9am - 1pm
San Bruno Farmers Market at Tanforan Shopping Center
1150 El Camino Real | San Bruno, CA | 94066
El Camino Real Centennial Tour: Historic Car Procession and Picnic
Tuesday, August 7th | 10am
San Bruno City Hall
567 El Camino Real | San Bruno, CA | 94066
Click here for more information on these two events.
Click here to view the events flyer.