|Map of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains|
|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.