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The 50th Anniversary
 

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As the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges approached their 50th anniversaries, most of the attention was focused on the multi–million dollar celebration planned for the Golden Gate Bridge. Believing that the Bay Bridge's anniversary should not pass unnoticed, E.A. “Mike” Foley led a campaign to form a celebration committee and raised $80,000 to fund celebration activities.  Foley, a retired director of the Division of Bay Toll Crossings, considered the Bay Bridge as the greatest bridge built.   50th anniversary events included a re-enactment of the 1936 chain cutting ceremony, a parade of 1936 vintage automobiles over the bridge, and dedication of the bridge to the memory of Governor Jim Rolph.  The event concluded with the largest pyrotechnic musical display on the West Coast at that time.

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We Are Having Another Party Invitation.

We Are Having Another Party Invitation.

We Are Having Another Party Invitation

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Program.

Program

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Coin.

Coin.

Coin

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Foley with Shovel Photo.

Foley with Shovel Photo

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


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Happy Birthday Night Photo.

Happy Birthday Photo

Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


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Margaret Monroe Collection
2006-237
California State Archives
Sacramento, California



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