"Ride the Roads to Romance Along the Golden Coast and Thru the Sunshine Empire of Southern California",
Subject: Southern California
Period: 1953 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
34 x 21.2 inches
86.4 x 53.8 cm
This very colorful bird's-eye view of Southern California covers the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial. It shows missions, places of interest, and historically important routes including the Butterfield Trail and the Anza Trail. The verso is filled with illustrations highlighting the recreational activities in the area including Knott's Ghost Town, Lake Arrowhead and Newport Harbor. Also on the verso is a road map of the region. Drawn by Claude G. Putnam and folds into a 4 x 9" brochure.
The Roads to Romance series ran during the 1940s-1960s to promote tourism in Southern California.
Issued folding with bold color and just a few tiny splits at fold intersections.