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Heavy traffic on Pacific Highway in 1941

Think traffic’s bad today? Check out this photo from 1941, as workers going to the Convair plant at Lindbergh Field mixed with all the traffic headed north to Los Angeles. What’s missing from this picture? Interstate 5, which wiped out the parking lot but created the freeway that spans the length of California and separated local traffic from those headed somewhere else.

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Old Highway 80 The well-preserved former U.S. 80 in eastern San Diego County has all the charms of driving on an old country highway. It's Chapter 1 in Joyrides Around San Diego.
Blair Valley Take an easy, off-pavement drive on the western edge of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It's good for off-road novices with all-wheel-drive vehicles. Discover beautiful desert vistas, history and have fun all in a couple of hours from San Diego. Chapter 9 in Joyrides Around San Diego.