April 30: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1937:  The last section of Manchester Boulevard (State Highway Route No. 174) is dedicated for public use in Anaheim.

The route extends eastward from State Route 60 at Playa del Rey through Inglewood, Los Angeles, South Gate, Downey, Norwalk and Buena Park to Anaheim.

More information can be found in the May, 1937 issue of California Highways and Public Works.



1945:  As World War II enters its final months, Pacific Electric Railway announces that there are currently 773 of its employees deployed overseas.

Eight employees lost their lives in the fighting, one was taken prisoner of war, and one was reported missing.  Nine employees entered the Armed Services in April.

More information can be found in the May, 1945 issue of Pacific Electric Magazine.