Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County

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The variably named and numbered Pacific Coast Highway spans 1,700 miles from Canada to Mexico. Seventy-five of those create a dramatic drive through Los Angeles County, showcasing the iconic cities of Malibu, Santa Monica, South Bay, San Pedro and Long Beach. Past scenic seascapes and famous beaches, "PCH" has become over the decades a symbol for Southern California coastal life, encompassing pleasure piers and amusements parks, surfing, yachting and other water sports. No longer just a road, PCH is a ribbon of destinations and the byway through the California dream. Ride with author Carina Monica Montoya via vintage images from the California Department of Transportation and new photos by John Moss through this remarkable road's history and the picturesque coastal communities it serves.
ISBN: 9781626190207
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Landmarks
Images: 52
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Carina Monica Montoya was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her childhood was spent going to many Southern California beaches. As a twenty year veteran of the United States Navy Reserves and author of books on L.A.'s Historic Filipinotown and Filipinos in Hollywood, she traveled Pacific Coast Highway up to Point Mugu in Ventura County for two decades. Despite occasional closures and frequent traffic congestion, she gains most of her inspiration to write by driving PCH.
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