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Open Ventura Freeway
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.
Photograph caption dated April 6, 1960 reads "Ancient automobile, far left, rolls under upraised Nike missile to begin tour of newly opened section of Ventura Freeway. Gov. Edmund G. Brown presided over ceremonies opening eastern section running from Laurel Canyon boulevard in Studio city to Sepulveda boulevard. Former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight spoke briefly at opening of western section running from Encino avenue to Kelvin avenue in Woodland Hills."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald)--1905-1996
United States Highway 101
Spectators--California--San Fernando Valley
Express highways--California, Southern
Antique and classic cars--California--San Fernando Valley
Automobiles--California--San Fernando Valley
Nike rocket
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Time Period

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