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Title
Washed-out Roosevelt Highway US 101A
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1941
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
This section of Pacific Coast Highway was formally dedicated as the 'Theodore Roosevelt Highway' when it was completed in 1929 and was generally known as the 'Roosevelt Highway' or 'Coast Highway' in the 1930s. It was designated as US 101A (Alternate) in 1936. State legislative action in 1964 changed many highway numbers in California, and US 101A became CA 1. In the same year, the state legislature offically named CA 1 'Pacific Coast Highway' in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Photograph caption dated February 20, 1941 reads, "Over a wasched-out section of the Roosevelt highway at Sunset boulevard, the water from the near cloudburst rainstorm is shown pouring like a waterfall. Roads were blocked and traffic halted in many Los Angeles areas."
Type
image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00043293
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8787.
CARL0000048968
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/15297
Subject
Mudslides--California--Los Angeles
Roads--California--Los Angeles
Floods--California--Los Angeles
Storms--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pacific Coast Highway
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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