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Freeway dedication
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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
The "Munster Koach" was made from 3 Model T bodies and is 18 feet long. Its design featured a custom hearse body. The frame, brass radiator and fenders were made by hand. It has a red interior and Gloss Black Pearl paint. It took 500 hours to form the ornate rolled steel scrollworks by hand. The front end had a dropped axle, split radius rods and T springs.
Photograph caption dated June 26, 1965 reads "Supervisor Warren M. Dorn, left, and Mayor Larry Chimboli, Palmdale, ride in the back seat of the Munsters' car from the television series. Dorn officiated at the dedication of an eight-mile section of the Antelope Valley Freeway yesterday. This extends the freeway from Solemint Junction to Palmdale's Avenue P-8."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Dorn, Warren M
Chimboli, Larry
Munsters (Television program)
Men--California--Antelope Valley
Women--California--Antelope Valley
County council members--California--Los Angeles County
Ford Model T automobile
Antique and classic cars--California--Antelope Valley
Automobiles--California--Antelope Valley
School buses--California--Antelope Valley
Express highways--California, Southern
Antelope Valley (Calif.)
State Route 14 (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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