The Electrification of California

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The Electrification of California

Postby Roy » Sun May 19, 2013 9:03 pm

Edison Electric Company has documented the historic electrification of southern California in about 70,000 photographs. Edison has donated/loaned these images to the Huntington Museum, who has put some of them online (click on a category).

For me it is fun to look through sdome of the old images and reminisce the 40s and 50s of my childhood and teens. A couple examples with some nostalgia for me.

I remember when gas was 27 cents a gallon, because it was about that price when I was first old enough to drive.


One of my first jobs as a teen was setting pins at the bowling alley in Whitewater. On my breaks I could enjoy a hot dog for 20 cents or a hamburger for a quarter.


Any you like, or find nostalgic post them.

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Re: The Electrification of California

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Re: The Electrification of California

Postby Remember_Me » Thu May 23, 2013 11:16 pm

I remember when Whopper Wednesday's were .99 cents.

So yeah, I'm sorta un-old.

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