Wednesday, December 30, 2015

World's First Freeway Hits 75 Today

Not 75 m.p.h., unfortunately. But the Arroyo Seco Parkway did turn 75 yrs. old today. And to think I was riding on it just yesterday. Wish I'd snapped a shot of one of the entrances that still has a STOP sign and is more like a cross street than what most of you would know as an "on-ramp". Not ramped, for one thing.

Dig the CHiPpie uniforms, esp. the motorcycle ChiPs w/ the bow ties & jodhpurs.
Opening ceremony for the Arroyo Seco Parkway on December 30, 1940.
(Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)
Fuller poop at LAist, because they're remunerated for typing stuff.

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