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Freeways in Los Angeles, California

This image shows a very small segment of one of the many freeways that wind their way around and through the Los Angeles basin.

“Plastichrome” by Colourpicture., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.

The description states:

FREEWAYS

Los Angeles, California

A vital link in Los Angeles’ rapid expansion. Beautiful snow-capped mountains in distance.

–Given their height and size, the mountains are most likely the San Gabriel Mountains, which form the northern border of the Los Angeles basin.

It is difficult to identify this particular highway designation, as it was undoubtedly replaced when the Interstate system was completed.

The cars visible here indicate this image dates from the 1950s.

Santa Barbara Coastline, California

This image is a low aerial view of the highway that passes through Santa Barbara, California, following the Pacific coast.

“Plastichrome” by Colourpicture., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.

The description states:

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA COASTLINE

Reminiscent of the French Riviera in U. S. Highway 101 entering Montecito with its extensive private parks and gardens. Santa Barbara nestles in the background.

–The city of Montecito is just a short distance east of the Biltmore Hotel featured in the previous posting. It is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the nation.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, California

This image shows the coastline and main roadway along the Santa Barbara coast in southern California.

“Plastichrome” by Colourpicture., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.

The description states:

CHANNEL DRIVE

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Tree-lined avenue near world-famous Biltmore Hotel. City of Santa Barbara in the background.

–The Biltmore still exists in the same location, but is known as the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore. It is located fairly far east of the center of town, past the Clark Estate and the Zoo.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.