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Historic Maps and documents

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Below, 1915 map for new auto travelers, provided by Hamburger Auto Supply in Los Angeles...they sold goggles. 

Notice the "30% Grade" and the "Pass Through Snowshed" notes...refering to the photos on the 1800s Photos page.

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Below, the first California state survey of this road was made in 1915, 6 years after the state acquired it. Was the basis for the AAA map and any other travelers map.

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Above and below, 1916.

Everything was taking off in 1915-16 due to the car.

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Below, letters related to the access to the old state road.

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