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San Fernando mayor hails completion of 2 freeways
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Photograph was also used in an article dated March 5, 1964. The article partially reads, "San Fernando Mayor Ralph Harper Wednesday announced he would be a candidate for Congress in the 27th District on the Democratic ticket."
Photograph article dated January 1, 1964 reads, "'The great impact on San Fernando City in 1963 came from the Golden State and San Diego Freeways,' Mayor Ralph Harper said today. 'These freeways changed the traffic movement from east to west instead of from north to south,' he explained. The shift forced the city to plan for upgrading of the lighting district on N. Maclay Avenue, S. Brand Boulevard and S. San Fernando Mission Blvd. Once the freeways were completed the 'mall' idea, proposed in a $16,000 study of several years ago, was tried out on a special merchant's day...A modified mall could be started in 1964,' Mayor Harper said."
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Harper, Ralph A
Mayors--California--San Fernando
Municipal officials and employees--California--San Fernando
Men--California--San Fernando
Express highways--California, Southern
San Fernando (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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