Tag Archives: Cars

Remarkable Auto Tour In Southern California (1907)

“. . .we located a ford and secured two men and a team of horses to tow us through the current, which was very swift.” The following passage, excerpted from the journal of a businessman named J. B. Powles, was … Continue reading

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Gaviota Pass and U.S. Route 101 (1930s)

The two vintage postcards below show Gaviota Pass circa 1930 and the old cement single lane highway, which today is a four lane divided interstate, as shown in the third image below and also in the previous post, Motoring on … Continue reading

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Motoring on the Gaviota Coast (1906)

(c) Denver Public Library The bridge over Gaviota Creek, Santa Barbara County circa 1900. The two black drawn lines correspond to landscape features still visible today and which are noted on modern day photos shown below. The black arrow on … Continue reading

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