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Title
Sign at the sunnit of the Conejo Grade
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1915]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The original Conejo Grade was completed by the California Highway Commission in 1915 as part of the Coast Highway. The climb contained 49 curves. In 1926 the Conejo Grade/Coast Highway was desiginated US 101. In 1937 a new alignment of the grade was completed, reducing the curves by 75%. The width of the roadway was now three lanes, with a passing lane down the middle for traffic going in either direction. The present freeway, essentially a widening of the 1937 alignment, was completed by 1959 and intially consisted of six lanes."
A couple on their way to Santa Barbara stands next to a sign which reads, "Summit, Conejo Grade, Curves, Drive with Care."
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00049523
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Roads.
CARL0000054223
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/102913
Subject
Mountains--California, Southern
Roads--California--Ventura
Ventura (Calif.)

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