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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A MESSAGE FROM ALAN POLLACK SANTA CLARITA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Did you know that the historic road that first connected Northern and Southern California in 1915 still exists in its original state? Yes, the once famous Ridge Route still snakes its way along the crests of the San Gabriel and Tehachapi Mountains between Castaic and the Grapevine. Unfortunately, the historic road was heavily damaged in the rainstorms of 2005. Since that time, the Ridge Route Preservation Organization has done much work to help restore the road back to its previous condition. Now they need your help to obtain the funding to continue their important work in preserving one of California's golden treasures. The first step is to nominate the road as a "National Forest Scenic By-way." This local designation is a required first step before the organization could seek a "National By-way" designation which may in the future provide federal funds that would benefit the preservation of this historic road.

How can you help? In order to succeed in this process, they need your signature on an online Letter of Support encouraging the nomination of the historic Ridge Route as a "National Forest Scenic By-way."
You can access the letter here:
http://www.ridgeroute.com/news.php

-- Alan Pollack, MD
President and Program Chairman
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
alan@scvhistory.com
www.scvhs.org
www.scvhistory.com

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