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The pass serves as the gateway from the San Fernando Valley to the Santa Susana and Simi Valleys. California State Route 118 now runs through the pass, separating the Simi Hills to the south, and Santa Susana Mountains to the north. Photograph article dated January 3, 1950 partially reads, "Historic Santa Susana Pass between Chatsworth and Santa Susana, one of the Valley's gateways, today is being made to conform to present-day travel. Engineers of the state division of highways are blasting out four sharp turns in the one-time stage coach route over the Santa Susana Mountains. At present, work crews are moving toward the Valley from the westerly slope of the pass in Ventura County. The old pass was one of three approaches to the Valley from the gold fields just above assaying offices in San Fernando and other stations." Workmen with heavy equipment move tons of earth from cut in Santa Susana Mountains.; See image #00131657 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints