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In the late 19th century, Californians began exploring their state by rail. The trains provided convenient transportation to existing tourist resorts and the railroad companies helped create new vacation destinations.

The train remained the principal vehicle for vacationing until well past the turn of the century. Beginning in the 1920s, however, mass production of affordable automobiles and the development of a network of paved highways throughout California made motoring the way to go — on vacation.


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Motor Transit Stage

 

Motor Transit Stage

"Motor Transit Stage," 1920
F3725:7745
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


California Points of Interest and Touring Map

 

California Points of Interest and Touring Map

"California Points of Interest and Touring Map," 1948
96-02-18
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


San Diego Greeter's Guide for the Traveler, Cover

San Diego Greeter's Guide for the Traveler, Back

 

San Diego Greeter's Guide for the Traveler

"San Diego Greeter's Guide for the Traveler," 1920
001-2002 (1)
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Summer Train Service to Yosemite, Yosemite Valley Railway

 

Summer Train Service to Yosemite, Yosemite Valley Railway

"Summer Train Service to Yosemite, Yosemite Valley Railway, Flyer," 1941
2001-069 (1)
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Cover.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 1. The Big Trees of California—Oldest Living Things on Earth.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 2. Yosemite and Mount Shasta—California Scenic Wonders. Two Images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 3. The High Sierra Region Offers Summer and Winter Sports. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 4. San Francisco—Fascinating City Besides the Golden Gate. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 5. Typical Scenes in Central and Northern California. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 6. Scenic Coast Line—Between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 7. Coast Line Follows the Route Between Old Missions. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Pages 8 and 9. Travel Comfortably, Safely; Save Time See California on Southern Pacific Lines. One image of a scenic map California on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 10. Los Angeles—Center of Southern California Playground. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 11. Some Typical Scenes in the Vicinity of Los Angeles. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 12. Southern California—Along Sunset and Golden Gate Routes. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 13. Sunset & Golden State Routes Offer Direct Line to San Diego. Six images on this page.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 14. Only Southern Pacific Offers this Wide Choice of  Routes.

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific, Page 15. Let the Southern Pacific Agent Help You Plan Your Trip.

 

California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific

"California for the Tourist, Southern Pacific," 1928
96-02-18
California State Archives
Sacramento, California



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