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More Skateboard Fun

More Skateboard Fun

Here's another picture of my dad skating in 1965 in West Covina, Los Angeles. My dad left a comment about what it was like skateboarding back then on the other picture I posted of him skating here. View full size.

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Azusa Avenue

I grew up in West Covina and was wondering about that sign in the background. Was that Azusa Avenue? I can't quite place it.

A Smoggy Day

1965 was more-or-less the heyday of smog in LA. Note the misty background. In those days, inland areas frequently reached 50-60 ppm pollution levels. It hurt to take a deep breath and eyes would sting. Nowadays it's a triple-stage alert (and quite rare) to reach 15 ppm. This is progress and should be appreciated.

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