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November 11th, 2017

1:00 PM

Bolton Hall Museum


Everyone is Welcome 

 Free Admission

Suggested donation: $3 per person


Parking available uphill

at the Elks Lodge


Light refreshments

after the program

November Program

Los Angeles transportation’s epic-scale and it’s iconic freeways, along with Union Station, LAX, and the giant ports of its shores have obscured many offbeat transit stories of moxie and eccentricity.  Triumphs such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Mac Barnes’s Ground Link buspool have existed alongside such flops as the Santa Monica Freeway Diamond Lane and the Oxnard-Los Angeles Caltrain commuter rail.


The City of Angeles lacks a propeller-driven monorail and a freeway in the paved bed of the Los Angeles River, but not for lack of trying.  Have you heard of the elevated California Cycleway in Pasadena or the Pink Busses in Orange County? 



Join your friends at Bolton Hall Museum and Charles Hobbs as we recall lost episodes of LA-area transportation lore.

Text Box: The Hidden History 
of Transportation in 
Los Angeles

Our speaker for this program is Charles Hobbs.  Charles is a lifetime resident of Southern California and a Graduate of UCLA’s School of Library and Information Science.  He is a librarian at El Camino College Compton Center and Irvine Valley College


His book, Hidden History of Transportation in Los Angeles, will be available for $20 each.