“At the 1936 opening of the Roosevelt Highway (later renamed Pacific Coast Highway)”…maybe

"At the 1936 opening of the Roosevelt Highway (later renamed Pacific Coast Highway)"...maybeThis photo was captioned “At the 1936 opening of the Roosevelt Highway (later renamed Pacific Coast Highway)” which I’m not sure is right. The stretch of Highway 1 that was dubbed Roosevelt Highway was dedicated in 1929. Those girls are standing at the top of the California Incline, which was built in 1930. So I’m not sure what was happening in 1936, but apparently it was enough to warrant someone building a two-foot lock and key and get three pretty girls to pose with it. Also, that day was probably the last one that the California Incline saw only one vehicle on it!

Three young women, holding a giant lock with key, pose on the California Incline during the opening of the Roosevelt Highway in Santa Monica

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One Response to “At the 1936 opening of the Roosevelt Highway (later renamed Pacific Coast Highway)”…maybe

  1. Hi – love these items about beaches and PCH – spent a whole lot of time there in the day. Love always, Blue & Lou.