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Trailblazers: 1917

Trailblazers: 1917

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." Our second look at this intrepid couple, motoring along a freshly plowed highway in their "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car." From the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

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Honey, slow down

I think we've lost the kids.

Will you look at those roads?!

Good thing we've got our 1917 version of a SUV!

Roads?

Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Graded

This image and the previous similar show a roadbed graded to a profile and wood forms in place in anticipation of a concrete pavement placement. Why then the subgrade has been turned up into a rough mess is contrary to road building practice. Perhaps a Californian viewer can offer an explanation.

The Traffic Cam

Shows inbound commuter traffic is light again this morning on the 101 freeway.

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