Part 1; the history of California State Route 226
What was to become California State Route 226 was added to the State Highway System in 1933 as part of Legislative Route Number 132 (LRN 132) north of Orosi to Orange Cove. LRN 132 north of Orosi can be seen following Road 128 and Avenue 460 to Orange Cove on the 1935 Division of Highways Map of Tulare County. LRN 132 north of Orosi did not receive one of the initial Sign State Routes which were announced during August 1934. LRN 132 north of Orosi connected with Sand Creek Road which was once the primary highway to the logging town of Millwood.
The California State Route 226 was a short-lived designation as it was consolidated with California State Route 63 via 1965 Legislative Chapter 1372. Legislative Chapter 1372 also annexed County Route J19 north of Park Boulevard/Sumner Avenue as part of California State Route 63.
The extended definition of California State Route 63 first appears on the 1966 Division of Highways Map. California State Route 63 is shown as a planned State Highway north of Orange Cove which indicated that existing County Route J19 north of Orange Cove was not yet up to state standards.
Former California State Route 226 northbound would have followed Road 128 to the intersection of Avenue 460 and Sand Creek Road.