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Because of a penknife, a freeway is dedicated
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Valley Times Photo Collection;
Brich, George
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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 September 22, 1962 reads "When Gov. Edmund Brown wielded the big scissors at the dedication of the Ventura Freeway section connecting the Golden State and Hollywood Freeways, the scissors wouldn't cut. Los Angeles City Councilman Lemine [sic] Blanchard, left, had the solution-his penknife. Brown accepted the loan and the ribbon was cut. Watching Friday at the dedication ceremonies were State Assemblymen Tom Bane, second from left, and Tom Carrell, right. When this freeway is opened to the public next week, along with the freeway around Ventura, it will be possible to drive 208 miles-from Yermo to Ventura-without a stop signal."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald)--1905-1996
Blanchard, Lemoine
Bane, Thomas--1913-1999
Carrell, Thomas C.--1900-1972
United States Highway 101
City council members--California--San Fernando Valley
Municipal officials and employees--California--San Fernando Valley
Express highways--California, Southern
Dedications--California--San Fernando Valley
Ribbons--California--San Fernando Valley
Scissors and shears--California--San Fernando Valley
Signs and signboards--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
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