Freeway ribbon-cuttings through the years

Politicians have been talking about Southern California's traffic for decades, but for as many ribbons as they have cut on new projects, gaining ground on the problem has proved difficult. In1940, the Cahuenga Pass Freeway was dedicated. From left are Tom Keene, honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks; Gov. Culbert Olson; John B. Kingsley, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron; Gene Autry, honorary mayor of North Hollywood; Burbank Mayor Frank C. Tillson; and Richard Arien, honorary mayor of Sunland.
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