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Laurel Canyon underpass opened to traffic
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Leach, Larry
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Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated July 16, 1963 reads, "Civic officials and bystanders watch as Los Angeles Mayor Samuel W. Yorty snips the ribbon in ceremonies opening Laurel Canyon Blvd. to traffic at the Southern Pacific railroad tracks. Participating in the dedication of the $4 million underpass, from left: Councilman James Potter; actress Verna Felton, honorary mayor of North Hollywood; Donald Tillman, president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works; Rep. Everett Burkhalter, (D-17th Dist.); Russell Quisenberry, president of the North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Councilman Louis Nowell; and James G. Moran, field representative for County Supervisor Warren M. Dorn. Tillman, master of ceremonies at the dedication, said completion of the intersection opening Sherman Way to traffic would take another three or four weeks, 'depending on the asphalt strike.' Before construction of the underpass, the railroad crossings on Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Sherman Way were the scene of several fatal accidents."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Felton, Verna,--1890-1966
Burkhalter, Everett G.--(Everett Glen),--1897-1975
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Board of Public Works
North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Officials and employees, Honorary--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Dedications--California--Los Angeles
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Roadside improvement--California--Los Angeles
Construction projects--California--Los Angeles
Underpasses--California--Los Angeles
Traffic flow--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Civic improvement--California--Los Angeles
Civic leaders--California--Los Angeles
City council members--California--Los Angeles
Mayors--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Actresses--United States
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Laurel Canyon Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sherman Way (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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