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This page: Maps and General Items
Last modified: March 2008
Left:Signing in the 50s was white on black with mileage in tenths. Different font sizes were also tried. This is the San Diego Freeway (I-405) at Sunset Blvd. in 1966. This section of freeway was built in 1955. Thanks to Mike Ballard for this picture.
Right: Interstate 5 / US 101 co-signing at Avenue Pico in San Clemente, shortly after this stretch of freeway opened in 1961. Note the old style guardrail and lack of a center barrier. Thanks to Casey Cooper for this scan from California Highways and Public Works magazine.
Evolution of the California "miner's spade" state highway shield
East L.A. interchange, 1963 prior to the
construction of CA 60, note the left side on ramp to southbound I-5 at Olympic
(since removed) in the lower right corner, also shows routes I-105 and I-110 which were later re-designated elsewhere.
Downtown Long Beach, 1964 Note the
waterfront before fill was added for Shoreline Dr, and shows the pontoon bridge that pre-dated the Desmond bridge on Ocean Blvd. Also pre-dates the
arrival of the Queen Mary.