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Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268838

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268838.001.0001

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To the Beaches

To the Beaches

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(p.351) Tour 5 To the Beaches
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Los Angeles in the 1930s
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Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration
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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0029

This chapter describes a tour to the beaches which takes the following route: Los Angeles–Culver City–Venice–Redondo–Wilmington–Long Beach–Seal Beach–Huntington Beach–Newport–Balboa–Laguna Beach–Doheny Park; 81.9 m; Washington Blvd., Venice Speedway, Vista del Mar, US 101A. Most of this route follows the coast of Los Angeles and Orange counties, where oil and resort towns string out like beads of a giant rosary. From downtown Los Angeles the route runs directly across the thickly built-up coastal plain to the Pacific shore, then turns south, with the sea always in view. The shore route crosses tidal flats and regions of sand dunes, then winds along the edge of the shore palisades in southeastern Orange County.

Keywords:   Los Angeles, Culver City, Venice, Redondo, Wilmington, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport, Balboa

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