Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains (1915)

The Automobile Club of Southern California's map of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. From 1915.

Map of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains
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Date: 1915
Author: Automobile Club of Southern California
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Southern California has a very special relationship with the automobile. It will come as no surprise to Angelenos that the commissioners of this map – their own Automobile Club of Southern California – was among the first of its kind in the nation – founded back in 1900, when the automobile was still in a relative state of infancy.

The Automobile Club had as its platform the improvement of roads, standardization of traffic laws, and a general promotion of automobile accessibility. They were also instrumental in securing the construction of the Castaic-Tejon Route through the San Gabriel Mountains [gmap], which can just barely be seen on this image in the upper-left quarter, above the cities of Saugus and Newhall.



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