Angeles Crest Highway – Los Angeles CA

Description

“When Franklin D.Roosevelt was elected in 1933, his Works Progress administration (WPA) put Pasadenans to work on park, flood control,and utility projects.They improved Brookside Park for the Chicago White Sox,who set up spring training there.The most momentous WPA project was the Arroyo Seco Parkway, started in the late1930’s to link Pasadena with Los Angeles.Another noted road was the Angeles Crest Highway, which snaked into the San Gabriel Mountains and reached Chilao (beyond Mt.Wilson) by 1939.”   (www.pasadena.edu)

Source notes

http://www.pasadena.edu/about/history/PCC-75th-History.pdf

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on November 1, 2013.

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Location Info


Angeles Crest Highway
Los Angeles, CA

Coordinates: 34.342054, -117.91976119999998

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