Next time you join the five lanes of traffic heading north on the 101 freeway through the Cahuenga Pass from Hollywood to the Valley, conjure these images of what it once was like. These photos, found online at waterandpower.org take us back 135 years to a tranquil, untouched landscape that we can hardly imagine now.
“Before roads and rail lines were built, traveling through the Cahuenga Pass was by wagons and horses or on foot. This picture was taken at the summit. There is a saloon concealed among the trees.”
Life certainly has changed.
All photos from Water and Power Associates, “a non-profit, independent, private organization incorporated in 1971 to inform and educate its members, public officials and the general public on critical water and energy issues affecting the citizens of Los Angeles, Southern California and the State of California.”