March 28, 2008

The Nomlaki Highway

Part of I-5 to be renamed for tribeA portion of Interstate 5 north of Corning in Tehama County will be renamed for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon, the California Department of Transportation announced.

A measure authored by Sen. Sam Aanestad was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on July 7, designating the more than five-mile stretch of freeway between Gyle Road and Flores Avenue as the Nomlaki Highway.

According to an announcement released by Caltrans District 2 in Redding, the site was chosen because it is considered the heart of the historical Nomlaki homeland.

The Nomlaki Indians once dwelled throughout what is now Tehama County.
Comment:  I traveled this stretch of freeway when I drove to Washington. In other words, the Pacific Northwest division of Indian country. That was in 2005, before I started this blog. But now you can see pix of our trip online.

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