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The last section of what is now the Pacific Coast Highway opened 85 years ago this summer (85 years and one month ago, to be exact: June 29, 1929). Back then, it was called the Roosevelt Highway.
Above is a scene from the opening ceremony for the final link in Malibu. Scott Harrison has more, including part of the original Times story, at Framework.
— Laura E. Davis
Photo: Grant Donley, representing Canada (back to camera), and Marianita Servin, Miss Mexico, light large firecrackers during the opening ceremony of the Roosevelt Highway in Malibu, the last section of the highway linking Mexico with Canada. Credit: Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

latimespast:

The last section of what is now the Pacific Coast Highway opened 85 years ago this summer (85 years and one month ago, to be exact: June 29, 1929). Back then, it was called the Roosevelt Highway.

Above is a scene from the opening ceremony for the final link in Malibu. Scott Harrison has more, including part of the original Times story, at Framework.

— Laura E. Davis

Photo: Grant Donley, representing Canada (back to camera), and Marianita Servin, Miss Mexico, light large firecrackers during the opening ceremony of the Roosevelt Highway in Malibu, the last section of the highway linking Mexico with Canada. Credit: Los Angeles Times / UCLA Library

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