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, "Turned into a sea of mud by the near cloudburst rainstorm, the Roosevelt highway is shown after a landslide covered the road between Bel-Air and the Thelma Todd cafe. Five trucks were stalled in the muck."
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