Orange County Breeze local almanac for northwest Orange County, California.

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1940

The Arroyo Seco Parkway is dedicated, connecting Pasadena with downtown Los Angeles. It is the first “freeway” designed with no intersections. [Source: California by Kevin Starr.] It will later be renamed the Pasadena Freeway.

The Arroyo Seco Parkway, from the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) courtesy of Wikimedia.
The Arroyo Seco Parkway, from the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) courtesy of Wikimedia.

1965

California becomes the largest state in population.