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Whether driving along modern highways, historic byways, or scenic routes, 20th century Californians used the expanding road network to reach a wide variety of vacation destinations.

Motoring Californians found something to see or do around just about every bend in the road. They could explore their state's romantic past at historic sites such as "Ramona's Marriage Place" (today the Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park), learn about the "Romance and Sex Life of the Date" in the Coachella Valley, probe the secrets of San Jose's Winchester Mystery House, star gaze in Hollywood, drive through a tree, or enjoy a ride on a roller coaster at a beach-side amusement park.


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Chandelier Tree, Underwood Park Photo

 

Chandelier Tree, Underwood Park

"Chandelier Tree, Underwood Park," n.d.
2002-118 (69)
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Coachella Valley Desert Trails

 

Coachella Valley Desert Trails

"Coachella Valley Desert Trails," 1957
001-2002-8
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Ramona's Marriage Place in 1927, Three Photos

 

Ramona's Marriage Place in 1927, Three Photos

"Ramona's Marriage Place Photos," 1927
95-12-56 (i)
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Winchester Mystery House, Near San Jose - with Eighteen Photo-Tone Miniature Views Envelope

Winchester Mystery House, Before the Earthquake

Winchester Mystery House, Palace Ballroom

Winchester Mystery House, “The Queerest House Ever Built,” Blind Chimney

 

Winchester Mystery House, Near San Jose - with Eighteen Photo-Tone Miniature Views Envelope. Winchester Mystery House, Before the Earthquake. Winchester Mystery House, Palace Ballroom. Winchester Mystery House, “The Queerest House Ever Built,” Blind Chimney.

"Winchester Mystery House, Near San Jose," n.d.
96-09-07 (3)
California State Archives
Sacramento, California



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