November 11th, 2017
Bolton Hall Museum
Everyone is Welcome
Suggested donation: $3 per person
Parking available uphill
at the Elks Lodge
after the 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.
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.