Old State Highway 99

Have you have ever seen an advertisement from an old Galt Herald or a phone book and saw a business with an address that said “Old State Highway 99”? Back before the late 1950s, Highway 99 went through Galt. This old driving map shows the route one would take traveling from Sacramento to Lodi. From the north, the Galt “Y” connected to Lincoln Way and going south out of town, the highway continued onto Lower Sacramento Road. At Woodson Road, the highway veered east and connected to another portion that extended on to Lodi. At the time, State Highway 99 and State Highway 50 were one road. Lower Sacramento Road was also the Lincoln Highway.