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Inventory of the Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District X Records
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District X Records
    Inventory: F3762
    Creator: California. Division of Highways
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District X Records, F3762, California State Archives.

    Agency History

    The California Highway Commission on January 1, 1924, created District X from the southern half of District III. At the time of formation District X included 742 miles of road, and comprised all of Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Solano Counties. The southern portions of Sacramento and Yolo Counties were also included in District X.
    District X maintained a division office in Sacramento, headed by a District Engineer who reported directly to the State Highway Engineer. Under the District Engineer were the Assistant Division Engineer, the Office Engineer, the Construction Engineer, Equipment Engineer and numerous Resident Engineers located throughout the district.
    District X underwent major boundary changes in 1933. District III acquired the southern portion of Yolo County and all of Sacramento County above Walnut Grove. District X received Mariposa and Merced Counties from District VI. (See District III for records of Sacramento and Yolo Counties after 1933, and District VI for Mariposa and Merced Counties prior to 1933). At this time District X's division office was transferred from Sacramento to Stockton.