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Old 10-22-2013, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Quite interesting to see the difference between LA in the late 1800s, early 1900's. Most of them were unpaved dirt roads. Just look at Sunset and Wilshire Boulevards back then.

Photos: When L.A.'s Most Famous Streets Were Dirt Roads | LA as Subject | SoCal Focus | KCET
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Great compilation; thank you!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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That was true for most US cities in those days. Only in NYC and a few others were roads widely paved back then. It was broader adoption of automobiles that led to vast expansion of paving.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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That shot of Wilshire Blvd circa 1910 reminds me of driving in Morocco near Marrakech.

Great photos...
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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great photos.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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LA had a Wild West town type of look back in the 1800's. I wished they preserved some of that archetecture.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Very neat. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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That picture of the horse and wagon on the old pch road is something that can only be in california.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Compare that Sunset/Normandie to this one!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Pizza Man, he delivers... now there's a blast from the past.
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