Opening of Maricopa Highway

Image

Opening of the Maricopa Highway

Title

Opening of Maricopa Highway

Identifier

13853

Source

Nick Peirano Collection, 1987

Description

Six young women dressed in bathing suits and high heels pose in front of a sign at the opening of Maricopa Highway [California State Route 33]. A crowd of people is visible on the left side of the image. Motorcycles are visible in background. Sign reads, "Ventura extends a welcome to the people of San Joaquin Valley," and shows two hands holding a ribbon stretched at a diagonal across the sign.

Note: Museum records indicate that three of the women are Ruby Bounds [Peirano], Nell Haley [Bates], and Margaret Aneel.

Creator

Unknown

Date

circa 1930

Format

Black and white photograph
10.4 x 18 cm

Subject

California Highway 33 (Calif.)
Women
Special events

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ojai (Calif.)
Ventura (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

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Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Opening of Maricopa Highway,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 28, 2024, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/7295.